The first government-owned, ultra-modern laboratory in Nigeria with ISO certification was opened by the Lagos State Government.
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, or LASEPA, provided support for the lab.
Okay.ng found out that the official commissioning of the ultra-modern Laboratory, located on the grounds of LASEPA, Alausa Ikeja, took place on Friday.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, said that the upgraded and re-equipped laboratory will further improve the quality of life for locals.
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Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, declared that with the establishment of the lab, the State Government has achieved another first in its effort to protect the environment, as well as in setting the standard for good governance and the general well-being of state residents.
According to him, the improving of LASEPA Laboratory became essential on account of the increasing people of the state and the need to embellish the volume of the instrumentality to efficiently give on allure gist authority of monitoring the surroundings for safety and sustainability. The executive, signified vindication that the Laboratory acquired the authorization of the International Organization of Standardization for Quality Management System (ISO/IEC 9001) and Laboratory Management System (ISO/IEC 17025) that immediately create LASEPA the first Government-possessed referring to practices or policies that do not negatively affect the environment laboratory in Nigeria.
“This authorization has likely Lagos State a worldwide acknowledgment and agreement as results create from this lab are constant and correct through manufacturing-standard protocols; and agreeing best practices achievable general,” the Governor established.
Sanwo-Olu, also, supported the administration and stick of LASEPA, specifically those that would-be charged with the trustworthiness of operating the Laboratory to-do so accompanying maximum professional care and extreme sense of accountability.
“The Management must too, continually recognize that to whom much is given, much is expected in return. Our presidency will stretch to purchase projects that are agreeing accompanying our aim of guaranteeing a athletic, secure and Sustainable surroundings.“
As we strive to cause success a more flexible and environmentally tenable State, we anticipate a more purpose compelled alliance accompanying local and worldwide frames, academic organizations, researchers and non-political arrangements,” Sanwo-Olu stated.
Earlier, Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Environment, Rotimi Abiru, pronounced that ‘the rate of human endeavors entirely parts of the state and the massive state of tenants of the State accompanying various energies form it irresistible for management expected deliberate about obey to the surroundings.
”While noticing that the initiative experienced trust to LASEPA’s resolve to guarantee that all inhabitants of the State have approach to kind air to whiff, Abiru acknowledged the General Manager of the Agency and different environment-friendly shareholders for supporting the care of the Lagos surroundings.Giving an audit of the improved Laboratory, the General Manager LASEPA, Dr.Dolapo Fasawe, made clear that the Laboratory earlier famous as Laboratory Department, portion the then Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning was improved by Governor Sanwo-Olu.
According to her, the leadership of the ISO-licensed workshop, was in accordance with the present presidency’s THEMES timetable that prioritizes Health and Environment, proverb “the project resonates accompanying LASEPA’s authority of conserving the referring to practices or policies that do not negatively affect the environment character of the state’s land, air and water money.
”She expressed the ISO-authorized lab as “a boost for the agency’s order in the field of listening the endeavors of technical, monetary and administration individuals in the state to guarantee compliance to the preservation of natural resources societies of states while again accomplishing tenable growth.
Fasawe told that she recognized the need for an improve and standardization of the instrumentality’s lab processes following her arrangement to the instrumentality as the General Manager and upon achievement that the authority of LASEPA borders about direct lab aids.
She explained; “The workshop complex was built 32 at another time as a dirtiness control workshop under the Governance of Raji Rasaki, a elderly Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army the one was the therefore military head of the states.
“However, during Governor Bola Tinubu system, it transformed into a fully developed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab accompanying a clever footmark, separate into seven various workshop services.”
Fasawe additional that the instrumentality would not have happened intelligent to realize the improving and re-supplying of the workshop outside Sanwo-Olu, the one supported the leadership from readiness to accomplishment, alongside the Commissioner for the Environment, few key appendages of the state Executive Council in addition to few principal management agents.
The laboratory that was improved, through a cautiously planned-work, immediately has a State-of-the-art material workshop supplies and architecture processes in accordance with ISO standards and best practices.