Engr. Nurudeen Olalekan Shodeinde, the Permanent Secretary (PS), Lagos Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Office of Drainage Services and Water Resources, says the state must switch to reusable products to reduce citizens’ dependence on single-use plastics.
TOP MEDIA reports that Engr. Shodeinde, made this assertion on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at the NIEE Lagos’ monthly Technical Session held at the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) Conference Room.
The PS, who was the Guest Speaker, was represented at the event by Engr. Mahmood Adegbite, the Director of Drainage Enforcement and Compliance.
It was NIEE Lagos’ sixth technical session for the year.
At the event, the environmental expert said a switch to reusable products is important ‘if Lagos hopes to survive’.
He spoke on the topic: ‘Flood Risk Management and Police Formulation in Lagos State’.
“For the survival of Lagos, we must switch to reusable products to reduce our dependence on single-use plastics.
“Looking into the future, Lagos urban development must be backed with rationality and sustainability. Adequate planning, from industry priority to ecological return, and pay more attention to the integration with the natural environment to minimise man-made damages.”
Engr. Shodeinde concluded:
“At the same time, the need to consider the ecological environment factors, avoid any form blockages along the drainage alignments, and adoption of appropriate flood risk management initiatives for the wellbeing of current and future generations should be prioritised.”