Two weeks after it was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State’s law on the environment is still inaccessible to the public.
The law titled: Consolidated Laws on the Management, Protection and Sustainable Development on the Environment in Lagos State and Connected Purposes, was signed by Mr. Ambode on March 1 after a contentious public hearing organised by the Lagos House Committee on the Environment on February 9 and its subsequent passage by the House on February 20.
Last week, Tunde Braimoh, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, news reaching OSUN DEFENDER said that the clean copy of the new law was with the Executive arm.
“It’s an executive thing, after they sign it they will send it to the Printing Corporation for printing, I don’t know how far they have gone about that,” said Mr. Braimoh (APC, Kosofe II), Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, and Security. Others are Africa Women Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNET)
“If you go to Ministry of Justice, they will have it, because they are the people that will send it to the (Corporation).
“What I have is the one that was worked on but if you want to get the gazetted one, you have to go to the Ministry of Justice.”
At the Ministry of Justice, last week, an official said the gazetted law could be available after one week.
However, the official said the document isn’t yet ready.
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