The Monitoring and Enforcement Unit of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, on Tuesday paid an unscheduled visit to the Lagos Central District to identify areas that needed intervention as well as enforce the environmental laws of the state
The team was led by the Chief Technical Officer, LAWMA, Dr Tijana Olorunwa in an exercise that lasted several hours.
With several stops along the way, the team continuously deliberated and discussed on the best ways to deal with each situation they encountered.
The team discovered that wastes were dumped indiscriminately along the roadsides and pedestrian walk-ways by cart-pushers operating in some ofthe areas visited.
Starting from Amuwo-Odofin to Mile 2, onward Ojo barracks, down to Iyana-Iba, the team identified areas that needed immediate attention and commenced arrangements to clear and clean them out.
Operators of illegal dumpsites were sited and confronted and warned to desist from flouting the environmental laws of the state.
They were advised to quit such sites and desist from illegal dumping of waste, with warning that failure to abide with the warning will lead to prosecution.
The Monitoring and Enforcement Unit recently sealed up a company, SINOMA, situated along ITOIKIN in Ikorodu, for indiscriminate dumping of solid waste generated in their facility into the Public environment.