Urgent Need for State, LG Intervention In Sanitation Situation In Ikorodu
The call by the Lagos State Government for cleaner environment may not be achieved if drastic measures are not put in place.
In Ikorodu, drains and canals are filled with refuse with nobody paying attention. The shorelines from Ipakodo, Ibeshe, Oreta, Offin, Bayeku and Ijede are more or less a dump sites with adverse effects on the environment and living condition of the residents.
While calling on the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), the Ikorodu Local Government and other LCDAs Health Departments to live up to their billings, residents as well need to know that refuse needs to be sanitarily disposed; otherwise, it becomes a source of disaster and infectious diseases.
THE IMPACT captioned some of these sanitary situations in pictures
Typical state of our shorelines across Ikorodu. This is the state of the shoreline where a popular ferry servive company is situated. THE IMPACT gathered that efforts by the ferry operators in Ipakodo to get the Marine Department of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to perform its primary duty has proved abortive.
Another part of the shoreline in Ipakpdo with refuse and abandoned wooden canoes competing for space.
This is another part of Ipakodo-Ebute where another popular ferry service is operating.
Another part of the shoreline.
The sorry state of Itunmoja/Onisigida/Sabo canal.
Disaster looming at Itunmoja canal.
The other side of the canal.
The state of drainage system infront of Etunrenren Primary School, Ikorodu along Lowa Road
This is the state of the drainage system infront of United Senior High School, Ikorodu on the other side of Lowa Road
Typical state of the frontage of the Lagos State Governernment office in Ikorodu.