A statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello explained that the exercise was part of the resumption protocols for the gradual opening of government offices within and outside the State Secretariat.
The statement emphasised that the government will continue to adopt measures to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not spread further, saying that the fumigation exercise will be a continuous process until the fight against the novel virus is contained.
The exercise, which commenced on the 25th of May 2020 is expected to end on the 13th of June 2020 and will be carried out after the close of work on Fridays and weekends to prevent disruption of activities.
According to the schedule, the Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Wealth Creation & Employment, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Ministry of Home Affairs, Lagos State Liaison Office Annex, Lagos State Valuation Office, Lagos State Real Estate Transactions Department, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives and Lagos State Planning & Environmental Monitoring Authority will be fumigated on Saturday 30th of May 2020.
Others include the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, State Treasury Office, Ministry of Finance, Office of Finance, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Establishments, Training & Pensions, among others, scheduled for fumigation on Sunday, 31st May, 2020.
The statement further listed Ministry of Youth & Social Development, Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Science & Technology, Lagos State Safety Commission, Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Office of the Head of Service/Public Service Office, Ministry of Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations as well as the Office of Transformation, Creativity & Innovation, which will be fumigated on Saturday 6th of June 2020.
All other establishments have been slated for fumigation on the 7th, 12th and 13th of June 2020 respectively.