Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is completely ready to meet the waste management needs of residents, during and after the solemn Easter festivities, and to consolidate on its year round vision of establishing a cleaner and healthier Lagos.
Expressing the Authority’s readiness, the Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, said in a statement that the Authority would leave no stone unturned, towards ensuring that the season was celebrated in a clean environment, given the expected 100 per cent increase in waste output during the period.
Odumbomi revealed that the agency had intensified its advocacy campaigns, to sensitize residents on the importance of ensuring environmental sustainability around their neighbourhoods, adding that PSP operators had been mandated to work optimally in their assigned areas, with the authority providing backup operations to cover service gaps. According to Odumboni.
“All district heads across the state have been mandated to double their efforts and support the PSP operation to ensure no gap is felt.
We have also taken definite steps to facilitate increased turnaround time by waste evacuation trucks, making sure there are no delays at landfills”.
The managing director enjoined residents to desist from all acts capable of degrading the environment while appealing to motorists to drive with caution, to safeguard the lives of street sweepers and other service providers, discharging their duties during the period.
Urging the populace to bag their waste, patronise assigned PSP operators and pay their waste management bills promptly, he assured them that the Authority had put in place adequate measures to ensure the celebration was observed in an environment-friendly atmosphere.
While wishing all Lagosians a dirt-free Easter celebration, he implored residents to call LAWMA’s toll-free numbers 07080601020 and 617, for inquiries on waste management issues in their areas, during and after the festive season.