The Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Department of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment cleared illegal structures and dislodged unauthorised traders around some schools in the Badagry area of the state on Monday.
The state’s Commissioner for the Environment, Tokunbo Wahab, made this known in a statement posted on X on Tuesday.
According to Wahab, he ordered an investigation following a petition written by the authorities of Ajara Senior Secondary School, Badagry, on indiscriminate and unauthorized commercial activities in front of the school by street traders.
He wrote, “The Monitoring, Enforcement and Compliance Department of the Ministry #LasgMOE visited the location, investigated and served necessary abatement notices.
“Following expiration of the served abatement of nuisance notices and refusal to comply, MEC operatives moved in on Monday and cleared the frontage of Ajara Senior Grammar School Badagry to restore sanity.”
The Commissioner added that the operatives also cleared illegal structures and commercial activities around Anglican Primary School Ilogbo- Eremi, Badagry, Morogbo Primary School, Badagry, and Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry.
Wahab stated that the enforcement has become imperative following the discovery that the unwholesome commercial activities within the precinct of the schools are a contributory factor to the rise in truancy, hooliganism and other vices inimical to learners’ moral and intellectual development.