From November 17, 2020, all PSP Operators who fail to key into the ongoing rebranding in the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, will no longer be allowed into any Lagos state dumpsites or allowed to carry out any waste disposal activities, the MD/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni says.
This, the MD said, is to tackle illegal operators in the system especially those hiding under the guise of PSP to carry out illegal operations in the state. These illegal operators carry waste from one part of the state and dump them indiscriminately thereby defacing the city.
To this end, all PSP trucks will now wear a particular colour code that is easily identifiable to the public and also, all waste collectors and staff of PSP Operators are to be well kitted in branded uniforms that carries their company name and distinct serial numbers.
However, Odumboni noted that the agency is on ground providing the necessary support for the PSP Operators to meet the deadline. Adding that uniforms and other things needed for the rebranding will be made available to the operators.
The LAWMA Boss made this disclosure on Wednesday when him and his management staff team met with PSP Operators under the umbrella of the waste managers association of Nigeria to reconcile and deliberate on several issues bedeviling the group as well issues affecting their working relationship with LAWMA and residents of Lagos state.
Led by the President of the association, who also doubles as the state chairman, Mr. David Oriyomi, and other members of the association all gathered at the Olushosun dumpsite located at Ojota discussing ways to further strengthen their bond with the state while coming abreast with latest development and initiatives of the state’s essential agency.
Mr. Oriyomi commended the MD, LAWMA, for his attentiveness and continuous support to the operators.
He noted that since the management of Mr. Odumboni took over the affairs of LAWMA, several long standing issues have been resolved and the nagging issue of back log of salaries is almost completely dealt with.
Issues affecting Bridging, Commercial, Intervention, Training, e.t.c were all tabled and addressed.
PSP operators who spoke with Western Post expressed their satisfaction with decisions taken and resolutions that were made. Adding that they are completely and in oneness with the decisions that were reached at the event.