In an effort to reposition, restructure and rebrand the enforcement arm of the Ministry of the Environment, popularly known as KAI Brigade, the Lagos state government said it has organized a two-day training course for the officers of the brigade.
The two days training course, according to a release issued by the spokesperson of the agency, Mr. Tunde Olusesi, was to change the approach of the KIA brigade officials in their mode of operations for effective compliance to the environmental sanitation law by the members of the public.
The training course with the theme ‘Change in Enforcement Approach and Compliance’, which was organized by First Plus, was aimed at enhancing effective compliance from the members of the public without enforcement by KAI operatives, using persuasive method in discharging their duties.
The course facilitator, Mrs. Helen Fadipe of the First Plus, emphasized that the course was organized to change the behavioural attitude of KAI officers in their dealing with the members of public without using force while discharging their duties.
Addressing the participants during the training programme, which held inside LAWMA’s Transfer Loading Centre, Agege, Lagos, the Managing Director LAWMA, Mr. Oladimeji Oresanya, said the training was in line with the government’s action plan for the Brigade to effectively re-engineer, reposition and rebrand it for the best performance of the staff.
He urged the participants to make use of the opportunity given to them through this training programme.
In the same vein, the KAI Brigade said it has clamped down on illegal street traders at Ojodu/Berger part of Lagos State.
A statement issued by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Tunde Olusesi stated that the operation was carried out following the report that the illegal traders who have turned part of the Ojodu road and drainage alignment into illegal and unconventional market.
The operation gave respite to the motorists and residents who plied the axis as the Brigade embarked on a surprise raid demolished the shanties and removed the wood slaps used as Covert put on top of the drainage alignment, covered by the traders for their illegal activities.
The release stated further that during the operation, the LAWMA’s refuse evacuation trucks were on ground with some of their operatives evacuating the destroyed wood-slaps and refuse.
Residents and commuters who plied the axis expressed joy and appreciation to the government over the exercise, and urged the out-fit to sustain their efforts in order not to allow the traders return to the place for their illegal activities.
Speaking on the exercise, the KAI Administrator, Mr Deji Badejo emphasized that the operation was done in accordance with the state government policy of making Lagos clean, free from environmental nuisances and free from illegal street traders who constitute environmental nuisances.

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