Less than twenty-four hours after residents of Akobi Crescent in Surulere, Lagos woke up to see their streets and compounds covered in wastes, tremendous result have been recorded by the team of LAWMA’s Sanitation Officers, PSP Operators and Sweepers who have worked round the clock to clear the wastes.
Some residents who spoke to WESTERN POST expressed their satisfaction at the speed and commitment with which the LAWMA workers were carrying out the cleaning exercise.
At first glance, one could see the relief on the faces of residents who were returning back to the streets and going about their daily activities unhindered.
The situation on Saturday had left many residents concerned and worried especially at this time where personal hygiene and social distancing are top campaign messages to combat the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic that have claimed several lives across the state.
One resident, Mr. Akintayo (not real name) expressed his satisfaction at the rate the cleaning is ongoing. Akintayo commended the immediate response of LAWMA led by the acting Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, who were first respondents early morning of Sunday.
Akintayo said the attitude of the Governor Sanwo-olu-led administration to the welfare of its people only goes to show a government that is attentive and sensitive to the yearnings of the people.
LAWMA boss, Odumboni, having spent the whole of Sunday monitoring and mobilizing the cleanup, also spent a greater part of Monday on ground in Surulere ensuring that work was ongoing and all necessary resources were made available.
While this intervention by LAWMA has received commendations from Lagosians, WESTERN POST recalls that in 2017, residents of Surulere woke up to a similar situation and it took about three days before clean-up was done.
Residents of Surulere, particularly those of Akobi Crescent had on Sunday woken up to see the area covered in wastes following the heavy downpour of Saturday night.