Lagos State University(LASU), has developed a device capable of measuring the level of carbon monoxide emission from vehicles.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, made the disclosure on Thursday when he led a delegation from the institution on a visit to the management of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency(LASEPA) in Ikeja.
He said the device is to be attached to the dashboard of a vehicle to perform the function.
According to him, the device would help the agency to monitor and regulate the emission of carbon monoxide by motorists and also help to apply an appropriate sanction to rule defaulters.
Fagbohun stated that it is only in a healthy and friendly environment devoid of pollution that meaningful economic activities and people’s well-being could be guaranteed.
He stressed that making money in an unhealthy environment is a time bomb for all living and non-living beings in such environment, hence the need to live and work in a sustained healthy environment.
The vice-chancellor listed staff capacity building, research activities, emission compliance monitoring, risk assessment and technology transfer as areas where both LASEPA and LASU could partner, adding that such partnership would enhance the effectiveness of former in discharging its responsibilities of protecting the environment.
He also asked the environmental agency to sustain its regulatory campaign on noise pollution in the state, saying noisy environment is injurious to peoples’ health.
Speaking, the General Manager, LASEPA, Dr Dolapo Fasewe, expressed delight at the visit, saying it would really yield positive fruits for both institutions and the state in general.
While promising to adopt LASU’s application on emission control of vehicles, she said the agency is seriously promoting the use of clothes to make bags as an alternative to polythene which doesn’t decompose. She added that the bags are suitable for use in all places including on campuses.