Pollution: Lagos to establish six air quality monitoring stations

The Lagos State Government has said it will establish six Air Quality Monitoring Stations across the state, so as to curb air pollution.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye, made this known on Friday, during the Celebration of the 2019 World Environment Day.

Bamgboye said that the establishment of the stations was with the support of the World Bank Pollution Management and Environmental Health programme.

According to him, the government would continue to collaborate with local and international governments and agencies for the development of policies and programmes aimed at improving ambient air quality in the state.

“Very notable amongst these collaborations is the World Bank Pollution Management and Environmental Health programme, whose first component is the establishment of an Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network for Lagos State,” he said in a statement.

He said that the 2019 World Environment Day, with the theme ‘Air pollution – A matter of grave concern’, was dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of air pollution.
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