About 15 truck loads of refuse have been carted away from the illegal dimpsite at Tin Can Island Port by men of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
The operation began yesterday, and according to Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, the agency had mobilised men, trucks, pay-loaders, and other necessary materials, after overcoming a major challenge of vvehicular ccess to the area, which had previously prevented evacuation intervention.
He further said the exercise would be a continuous one, to mitigate the challenge of indiscriminate dumping of refuse experienced in the Apapa axis and other parts of the state.
He also disclosed that LAWMA advocacy team was on ground to sensitise residents on the need to imbibe effective waste management as a way of life.
Odumboni appealed to residents to shun the act of indiscriminate waste disposal, which had various attendant negative consequences, adding that the task of keeping the city clean is a collective responsibility.
Residents were also admonished to call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617, for inquiries on the PSP operators assigned to their locations.