In continuation of the sensitization and awareness campaign to the 57 Local Government and the 37 Local Council Development Areas in Lagos State, the Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, on Wednesday, met with Lekki stakeholders to enlighten them on the need to effectively manage waste collection and disposal in the area.
Speaking at the meeting, which took place at the Ibeju-Lekki LGA Secretariat, Igando-Oloja, the LAWMA boss urged the stakeholders to continue to support the vision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration mandate on cleaner environment by desisting from acts that were inimical to achieving the vision of the administration.
Mr. Odumboni further implored the stakeholders to take charge of their environment and work with the Authority to engage the teeming youths of the areas, in policing black spots and forestall illegal dumping of waste across shorelines in the area.
He, however, enjoined the people to patronize assigned PSP operators in their domains and to pay their waste bills regularly, hinting that patronizing cart pushers was an offence in the state.
Earlier at the meeting, the chairman of Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, commended the efforts of LAWMA to keep the environment clean, and pleaded with the people to sort and bag their wastes properly.
On his own part, Hon. Raheem Kazeem Adewale, representing Ibeju-Lekki constituency 2, at the Lagos State House of Assembly, while commending the state government, urged residents to take advantage of the economic opportunities available in recycling.