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Lagos State Government Begins Transformation Of Olusosun Dumpsite

The Lagos State Government has commenced the process of transforming Olusosun dumpsite to fit into the projected plan of converting it into a recreation park.

The Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinm-Etti revealed this during a tour of the dumpsite with the media on Tuesday.

He said that the Olusosun dump site presently being covered with laterite signaled the alteration of the use of the site as well as the beginning of its eventual conversion into a recreation park with green areas.

Assuring Lagosians of government’s concern for their wellbeing and wellness, the Commissioner said that this move was to arrest the emission of smoke and guarantee health and safety of residents.

“Since the commencement of this transformational effort last week, we have been massively capping the refuse dump with laterite to douse the fire and stop the emission of smoke. Ultimately, we shall cover the entire 47 hectares dumpsite with laterite in readiness for its new use which will also involve work by some of our agencies such as LASPARK”, he said.

The Commissioner reiterated that the area was sparsely populated at the establishment of the dumpsite in 1992, thereby making the ongoing transformation of the facility necessary as the dumpsite was no longer sustainable and inadequate to meet the demands of modern Lagos.

His words: “I wish to reiterate that the closure of the dumpsite is a reaffirmation of our well-expressed position that the dumpsite, established in 1992 at the then sparsely populated location, is no longer sustainable and inadequate to meet the demands of modern Lagos”.

Durosinmi-Etti said that the transformation of the dumpsite would not only enhance the aesthetics of the State but also mark the determination of the Akinwunmi Ambode led Administration to reclaim the glory of Lagos State and transform its economy.

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