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Raining Season: LAWMA Assures Lagosians of Preparedness to Tackle Wastes Disposal

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The Management of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, has assured Lagosians of its preparedness to tackle all issues that may arise during the rainy season.

The Acting Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni gave this assurance in a chat with Western Post Correspondent at the agency’s Ijora Olopa headquarters.

Odumboni said LAWMA will not relent in its resolve to deliver efficient waste management services to the people of Lagos no matter the circumstance.

‘The raining season has started fully and with the flood comes wastes that are been washed up from gutters and canals. We are aware and on top of the situation. if you go around the state you will see our people, sweepers and PSP operators are everywhere working to ensure wastes are immediately evacuated.’

on assumption of office one month ago, Odumboni immediately went to work, announcing the agency’s plan to increase its solid waste evacuation from tenements and commercial facilities to approved dumpsites from 500 trips daily to 850, to enable it cope with over 12,000 metric tonnes of waste generated daily in the state.

He said, given the cosmopolitan nature of Lagos State, it was expected that large volumes of waste would be generated by the people regularly.

To ensure a consistently cleaner Lagos, Odumboni said LAWMA will not relent in the battle to rid Lagos of garbage and other unwanted materials in spite of its many daunting challenges.

The LAWMA boss commended sweepers and waste collectors for their commitment especially at this time.

He said their welfare will continue to be his top priority and as such, he will do all within his jurisdiction to protect their interest.

 

 

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