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Lagos to commence enforcement of Styrofoam ban on Monday

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The Lagos State Government has said it will kickoff full enforcement of the ban on the usage and distribution of Styrofoam food containers across the state on Monday, 19 February. Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said this in a statement on Saturday. Wahab stated that enforcement officers would go after all those having the styrofoams in their shops, stores or outlets. “I would like to appeal to all our traders to desist from selling on the railway lines and all the roads. Also, we must stop littering our market with waste,” Wahab said. READ ALSO: Somali president accuses Ethiopia security of blocking AU summit access “We must segregate our wastes in our respective markets; bag our wastes and ensure we patronise PSP operators.” Wahab explained that styrofoam usage had caused enough damage to the health of the residents and the state of the environment for so many years. He said the government is determined to encourage viable option for Styrofoam containers across the metropolis. The Commissioner appealed to market leaders they must ensure that a clean environment remains a priority always. He added that the government is disturbed about the unsanitary habits in most of the markets across the state hence leading to the recent closure of some markets across the state.

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