Wednesday 16th August, 2017
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Lagos yet to introduce borehole charges - Commissioner

Lagos yet to introduce borehole charges - Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare has restated that the state government is yet to introduce charges for the consumption of water from boreholes neither has it crimi­nalised the sinking of boreholes in the state.
The Commissioner, who stated this recently while speaking with newsmen in his office, noted that the Environ­ment Protection and Management Law recently signed by Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State would not in any way prevent people’s access to good and potable water.
For commercial users of boreholes, Adejare stressed that some measure of control and charges were applicable as water is a resource that must be pro­tected.
He said that the requirement for permits should not be misconstrued for indiscriminate charges as registra­tion of all boreholes in the state was necessary for the government to have an inventory of the sources and quality of water used by people in the state and track sources of pollution of the under­ground water.

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