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Styrofoam ban: JAGG hails Lagos, writes FG to replicate action

Styrofoam ban: JAGG hails Lagos ban, writes FG to replicate action

Styrofoam: JAGG hails Lagos ban, writes FG to replicate action to protect environment

The Joint Action for Good Governance (JAGG) has urged the Federal Government to consider implementing a nationwide ban on Styrofoam just like Lagos State to protect environment.

The group made this plea in a letter to the Federal Government on Friday in Lagos by its National Vice President, Mr Abdulwaheed Odunuga and General Secretary, Mr Adekunle Aderibigbe.

The JAGG applauded Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration for being proactive in banning usage and distribution of styrofoam.

The advocacy group urged the FG to ensure a cohesive and effective approach in addressing the environmental challenges posed by this material.

The group said: “As members of the Joint Action for Good Governance, we would like to extend our commendation to the Lagos State government for taking this environmentally responsible initiative.

“The decision to ban Styrofoam aligns with global efforts to mitigate the adverse effects of non-biodegradable materials on the environment.

“Styrofoam, being a major contributor to pollution, poses significant threats to ecosystems, wildlife, and public health.

“Lagos State’s proactive stance demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability and the well-being of its residents.

“We strongly believe that this commendable action by Lagos State should serve as an inspiration for other states to follow suit.”

The JAGG said that the chain reaction implications of such a ban should go beyond the borders of Lagos State.

“A nationwide ban on Styrofoam would not only protect our local environment but also contribute to regional and global efforts to reduce plastic pollution.

“Neighboring states and countries share interconnected ecosystems, and a unified approach is crucial to achieving lasting positive effects,” it said.

The group appreciated continued media coverage of environmental issues and the positive actions taken by government bodies.

“It is our hope that media platform will help amplify the call for a nationwide ban on Styrofoam, fostering a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for our nation,” the JAGG said.

Recalled that the Lagos State Government has banned the usage and distribution of styrofoam and other single-use plastics in the state with immediate effect.

The state’s Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, who made this known on his official X page on Sunday, has reaffirmed that there was no going back in the ban.

According to Mr Wahab, the ban will help curb the harmful effects of single-use plastics on the environment.

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