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Engage Youths In Waste Policing- LAWMA MD Urges Ikorodu West LCDA

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Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) , Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni has called on residents and business owners of Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), to pay more attention to their environment.

Mr. Odumboni made this call on Thursday, when he met with the executives of the local government as well as other stakeholders, to discuss and delibrate on practical steps that would be taken to address the issues of solid waste disposal in the locality.

According to the LAWMA boss, there is the need for residents to look inward and reflect on the pattern and manner of waste disposal in the locality.

“Today we are going to tell ourselves the truth by asking ourselves very critical questions about the level of cleanliness in this locality, and thereafter, we must find solutions to the problems of solid waste disposal in Ikorodu West LCDA.

“Are the roads clean? Our immediate environment, is it clean? What about the drainage in front of our houses? Who is responsible for their cleanliness?

“Do you have a waste bin? What is our attitude to PSPs when they come around? Have we been paying for waste? Waste disposal is not free.

“We must pay attention to how we dispose our waste. Waste burning is not allowed. Patronising cart pushers is also not allowed.

“We must find local solutions to our local problems. This is why we are here today. The council should sit down and discuss with the PSPs, delibrate on how issues like how much is convenient for the people to pay for their wastes,” he said.

Mr. Odumboni emphasised the need to get the youths involved in policing the environment.

He said the environmental by-law of the state has given the the LCDAs powers to create a system of local waste policing.

He stressed the importance to get the youths involved in policing the environment, which he stated would ensure environmental sanity is restored back to the society.

He noted that such inclusion in environmental matters will not only maintain a consistently cleaner environment, it will also discourage negative attitudes amongst them.

Obatife Daisi, representing the Chairman of the LCDA, Sulaimon Olanrewaju, in his remarks expressed his appreciation to the management of LAWMA for their commitment to the people of Ikorodu West.

He acknowledged that if Ikorodu West must witness a turnaround,  actions must be taken to that effect.

He assured LAWMA that the local government will immediately swing into action and commence the process of youth involvement in waste policing.

 

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