Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has denied paying highway sweepers in the state N10,000 monthly.
In a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Mr. Hakeem Akinleye, the Authority stated that there was no iota of truth in the report allegedly attributed to one of the local government chairmen in the state.
The chairman was quoted to have said that he had increased sweepers’ allowance in his area, from N10,000 to N20,000.
Part of the statement reads: “LAWMA categorically state that the monthly salary of a sweeper is N25,000, irrespective of the local government area and the welfare of sweepers working for the organisation had been prioritised.”
Furthermore, the Authority said that the well-being of its workforce, especially sweepers manning various routes in the metropolis, was of high importance, as efforts were being made to ensure that every worker in the agency operated in a conducive environment.
“Again, the management of LAWMA reiterated its unalloyed commitment to making sure that every nook and cranny of the state was rid of waste pollution and called on residents to play their own part by bagging their wastes and patronising assigned PSP operators,” the statement added.