The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), on Thursday, advised Lagosians on measures to beat heatwave in the state.
In a statement by the General Manager of LASEPA, Dr Adedolapo Fasawe, the Agency urged residents to ensure adequate ventilation at homes and offices in order to mitigate the intensity of the prevailing heatwave in the state.
She said, “High rate of fire and flooding incidents are some of the effects of heatwaves, and this underscores the need to desist from burning refuse, being a contributory factor to a high rate of heatwaves.
“Other factors that contribute to heatwaves include the use of poorly-serviced generators and use of ozone-depleting materials, all of which add to greenhouse gas emissions”
According to her, Lagos being a highly urbanised city had a higher risk of increased warming due to the heat. She advised Lagosians to engage in tree planting activities and greenery within their localities and environments, ensure that they were properly hydrated at all times and stay within well-ventilated areas.