The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has reaffirmed its readiness to meet the waste evacuation needs of residents during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year festivities, to promote the State Government’s vision of establishing a cleaner, hygienic and livable environment in Lagos State.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, disclosed that the Authority would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the season is celebrated in a clean environment, in spite of the anticipated 100 percent increase in waste generation during the yuletide.
He revealed that the Authority has intensified efforts on street and highway sanitation across the State, adding that PSP operators have been mandated to work round the clock in their assigned areas of operation, while the Agency would provide backup trucks.
Odumboni further stated that in order to ensure effective sanitation services are provided during the yuletide, members of LAWMA’s management team have been assigned different locations in the metropolis to monitor the situation of the environment.
The Managing Director admonished residents to desist from acts capable of polluting the environment and endangering its inhabitants, appealing to motorists to drive with caution to safeguard the lives of street sweepers and other service providers.
While wishing all Lagosians dirt-free Christmas and New Year celebrations, Odumboni enjoined residents to call the toll-free 07080601020 or 617, for inquiries on waste evacuation in their areas during and after the festive season.