Lagos state government has cancelled its monthly environmental sanitation exercise which holds between 7 am and 10 am on the last Saturday of every month.
Commissioner for Information, STEVE AYORINDE said the decision was reached at yesterday’s executive council meeting.
The program had been declared unconstitutional in a March 2015 ruling by a federal court, because it infringed on free movement and liberty of citizens.
AYORINDE said the decision to end the exercise was informed by the need for a robust review of the environmental laws and procedures in the state.
The government noted that considering the present economic situation in the country, it was no longer appropriate to restrict movement of people for three hours in a mega city like Lagos at a time they should be pursuing commercial and entrepreneurial activities.