The Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni has applauded the consistently cleaner Lagos mandate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, describing the governor as knowledgeable and committed to the good and progress of every Lagosians.
While the last 365 days can easily be described as an eventful year for the essential agency, marked by the launch of several innovative initiatives, landmark achievements, and an overall rebranding, yet, for Mr. Odumboni, what many have termed progress and achievements in LAWMA, is just a little fragment of what Gov. Sanwo-Olu has in stock for Lagosians.
Odumboni said this in an interview with Western Post Correspondent shortly after appearing on a live television program on Lagos Television, LTV, at Ikeja, where he took the sensitization and awareness campaign on waste recycling and management to.
Describing Sanwo Olu, as a passionate campaigner of a consistently clean Lagos, Odumboni stressed that in line with the T.H.E.M.E agenda of the governor, he has been able to maintain, increase and raised the bar on the cleanliness of the state.
“Over the last one year, we have been able to ensure Lagos is consistently clean and we are not relenting in our efforts. We have reviewed the welfare package for all LAWMA staff.
“Also we have established LAWMA Academy and in partnership with SUPEB, from primary school, children are able to learn about waste management.
“Also, the rebranding of the Highway Sweepers have been done, we have engaged more PSPs to deepen the relationship between the PSPs and Lagosians,” Odumboni said.
It would be recalled that on the 18th of May 2020, when Mr. Odumboni assumed office as the MD/CEO of LAWMA, the agency was in a crisis state. From staff protest over months of shortfalls in salaries, to an alleged mishandling of funds that had left the agency almost drowning in debts.
Prior to that appointment, the agency operated a centralized system of government with an active method of approach in the management of waste.
However, one year after, the operations of LAWMA have been decentralized, now consisting of the West, Central and Eastern districts resulting in a quicker response time to complaints and requests from residents.
In addition, the management now runs a proactive method of approach, a system that requires that the essential service agency is always on the lookout for waste related situations and responding immediately before it results into an emergency situation.
Residents now have direct access to the agency via their customer service help line.
The LAWMA MD urged the residents of Lagos to fully embrace and key into the Lagos Recycle Initiative, by downloading the PAKAM App and become eligible for the monthly raffle draw where winners could walk away with cash prices amongst others benefits to be won.