The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, has announced plans to open three additional zones in continuation of its mission to safeguard an environment that is consistent with the social and economic needs of the people of the State.
A statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer, Mrs Bola Ajao says the
General Manager, Dr Dolapo Fasawe made this known during the last management meeting for the year with senior members of staff of the Agency at Alausa, Ikeja.
According the the LASEPA General Manager, the move is in tandem with the vision of the agency to attain it’s target of increasing the zonal offices to 20 by the year 2023 to serve a larger number of people seeking LASEPA’s intervention across the state.
“To effectively serve and reach out to larger society, we increased our zonal offices from four (4) to Twenty (20) in a spate of four years.. This noble move is to reduce bureaucratic hurdles and also improve response.time .
Like the existing ones, the new zonal offices will uphold the mandate of the agency and provide succour to citizens negatively affected by all forms of pollution in different parts of Lagos.
The LASEPA boss explained that the need to bring environmental regulation closer to Lagosians is in response to the goal of COP27, which emphasises the urgent need to unite the world through the people in other to tackle climate change .
The additional three zonal offices are Mushin, Alimosho 3, and Kosofe.
The Mushin zonal office covers Idi-araba, Fadeyi, Palm-grove, Onipanu, Papa Ajao, and Apapa Oshodi Expressway, while Alimosho 3 zonal office would be in charge of Ipaja, Ayobo, Ekoro, Command, Ijaiye, Kola, and Kosofe zonal office respectively covers Gbagada, Oworoshoki, Ifako, Anthony village, and Ajao Estate .
The other existing seventeen zonal offices are Apapa 1&2, Amuwo-Odofin1&2, Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Lekki,Epe, Alimosho 1&2, lkorodu 1&2, Orile-lganmu, Badagry, lsolo, Ojo and Agege .
Dr Fasawe added that necessary equipment and manpower had been deployed to facilitate the smooth running of the new zonal offices.