The efforts of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, (LAWMA), to sanitize the Ikorodu axis of Lagos State have not gone unnoticed, as His Royal Magesty, Oba of Ikorodu, Kabiru Adewale Shotobi, has saluted the agency for the cleaniness of the area.
Oba Shotobi also pledged to support the essential agency by becoming the vanguard on waste management not only in Ikorodu axis but across the state.
At a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the progress, challenges and the future of waste management in the axis and the state in general , the MD/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni and some members of his management team met with Oba Shotobi to delibrate on some of the pressing issues being encountered by the agency’s officials and, fashion out way to resolving them.
Oba Shotobi expressed his exictement and appreciation to the Governor of Lagos State and LAWMA for the progress made so far.
The resuscitation of the Earthcare Compost Plant, Construction of the Agbowa Brickett Plan, landfill rehabilitation at Ewuelepe to enable the reception of 12% of lagos waste and the newly acquired 102 trucks to improve operations across the state, the MD LAWMA noted, is a demostration of the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu to the people of Lagos State.
However, Mr. Odumboni said he is not happy with some of the residents of Ikorodu, who have blatantly refused to pay their waste bills despite persuasions and repeated visits by LAWMA officials.
Also, the issue of waste burning and Waste Migration from Imota axis and Mile 2 to Agric are some of the issues the LAWMA boss stressed needed urgent attention.
As the forefront of proper waste managment in state, Oba Shotobi promised to look into all the issues raised and work closely with LAWMA to find lasting solutions to all of it.
Furthermore, as part of his effort to ensure residents of Ikorodu cultivate and imbibed the LAWMA’s culture of proper waste management practices, the Oba said he is willing to support jingles on their local radio stations to advocate prompt bill payment and a change in behavioural mindset of residents who are yet to join the movement.