As part of its mandate to ensure a cleaner Lagos, the Lagos Waste Management Authority has embarked on a two-day massive enforcement operation across the state.
The Agency’s Spokesperson, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, stated in a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), “Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has embarked on a two-day enforcement operation at the Lekki axis, to clear the roadsides of various illegal activities defacing the environment.”
“The exercise involved clearing of waste nuisance and dislodging of street trading from First Roundabout to Jakande axis, as well as the Freedom Way entrance on the Lekki Epe expressway,” Kadiri explained.
The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, said the operation would ensure that the area was free of structures and elements constituting environmental nuisance, such as littering and improper waste disposal, which are currently undermining efforts of the Authority to maintain sustainable cleanliness.
He said, “Our enforcement team is carrying out a two-day campaign, which began on Thursday, January 20, 2022, to stem the tide of littering and defacing the environment, ensuring that effective sanitation is sustained within the VI axis of the state.”
Odumboni pointed out that street trading activities by some people in the area had attracted all forms of gathering, including beggars, thus leading to a high level of environmental degradation, including littering and open defecation.
The LAWMA helmsman stated that the agency had rolled out various programmes and initiatives aimed at achieving a consistently clean environment across the metropolis, calling on residents to support those efforts by avoiding indiscriminate waste disposal and other vices.
He also implored residents to imbibe the habit of bagging their waste at all times, using appropriately covered waste bins for containerisation, as well as patronising assigned PSP operators, who had been mandated to evacuate waste generated by tenements.
For inquiries on waste management-related issues in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users).