For any organisation to experience massive growth and productivity, the welfare of the staff must be top priority and taken seriously.
This is what the management of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, on Monday demostrated when it presented health insurance claims to sweepers who had suffered from work hazard as they went about their daily duties.
Under the LAWMA Cares insurance scheme, family memebers of one of the sweepers who died on duty and another four sweepers who had suffered from minor to major injuries while carrying out their duties were presented with cheques to cater for their medical expenses.
Making the presentation, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, expressed his deepest condolence to the family of the deceased and also sympathised with the injured assuring them that as one big family, LAWMA will never abandone its own.
“I am sincerely sorry for what has happened to you. It is so unfortunate that you have suffered this ordeal while discharging your duties.”
“I condole with the family of the deceased and I want to assure all of you that the agency will continue to do its parts in supporting you. And that is why we are presenting to you this cheques. We will continue to support you,” Mr. Odumboni said.
Under the administration of Mr. Odumboni, Health Insurance Scheme ‘LAWMA Cares’ was introduced to cater for workers under the agency. Before now, Sweepers who had suffered from work related injuries and in some case death are left to sort themselves out.
But right now, all sweepers and highway managers including PSP Operators now enjoy health insurance at no personal cost. They enjoy free access to quality healthcare in reputable medical facilities. And in the case of death, family of the deceased is given cash compensation.
Moved to tears by MD’s thoughtfulness and empathy, the sweepers were full of appreciation. Having worked for the agency for some time, they say, this administration is the first to show such commitment to their welfare.