Sanwo-Olu promotes gas usage to enhance sustainable environment

The Lagos State Governor,  Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promoted the ”Sanwo Switch To Gas (SS2G)“ initiative among residents on Lagos Island, urging the usage of gas for sustainable environment.

According to him, Lagos as a coastal city, is especially impacted by various human-based activities and a growing population estimated to hit 40 million residents by 2050.

“The growing and often fluid challenges in ensuring the fair and judicious use of the environment for all, amidst multi-level bottlenecks are of critical concern to the state government and a recurring global theme in cities, similar in demographics and socio-economic profile to Lagos State.

It is, therefore, gratifying that the ‘Sanwo Switch To Gas’ project is specifically targeted at ensuring emissions from various cooking and other solid and fossil fuels dependent processes are reduced and phased out where reasonably practicable.

Sanwo-Olu commended LASEPA and other partners for the initiative and other various pilot projects carried out, in line with the noble objective of protecting the environment.

She said that these projects included waste for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, waste for cash, waste for free health insurance, waste for free public transport and waste for food schemes, and others.

“These initiatives, according to statistics from LASEPA, have positively impacted the environment and contributed towards improving the quality of lives of residents.

Let me also call on communities, schools and places of worship to continue to partner with the state government, so we can witness a truly Greater Lagos under the watchful stewardship of Gov. Sanwo-Olu.

“As another electioneering season is upon us, I urge residents of voting age who are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards to do so without delay and be ready to fully participate in the forthcoming general elections. It is a civic responsibility that must be fulfilled,” he said.

Responding, the General Manager, LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasawe said that cooking with firewood and kerosene caused global warming and was bad for people’s health, as they caused chest infections, pneumonia and actually killed people.

“A study done in 2021 revealed that 32,000 Lagosians died from preventable deaths due to air pollution and so this is a fight against air pollution and taking the messages to the grassroots.

“The other thing we’re doing is advocating for recycling. In LASEPA, we say everybody’s waste is somebody’s raw material. We see plastic bottles on the roads that litter the road, because the recycling value is not so much