LAWMA Dislodges Scavengers, Miscreants from Unlawful Dumps

LAWMA Dislodges Scavengers, Miscreants from Unlawful Dumps

…arraigns 30 culprits

…calls for correct waste administration amongst residents

The enforcement unit of the Lagos Waste Administration Authority (LAWMA) has launched a sturdy operation to dislodge scavengers and miscreants from unlawful dumpsites throughout neighbourhoods within the metropolis, for a cleaner and more healthy setting.

Up to now few days, the LAWMA enforcement staff has been routinely patrolling neighborhoods throughout the state, infamous for unlawful refuse dumping and the presence of scavengers, rummaging by waste piles, contributing to littering and ugly landscapes and public areas.

Commenting, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, expressed concern over residents’ growing disregard for correct waste administration practices, stressing the significance of immediate cost for waste companies, and the unfavourable penalties of indiscriminate disposal.

He stated, “The actions of scavengers and miscreants not solely deface our cities but additionally pose critical well being hazards to residents. It’s disheartening to see some people partaking in indiscriminate disposal as a result of they don’t need to pay for waste companies. This conduct undermines the efforts of LAWMA and hampers our progress in the direction of sustaining a clear and wholesome setting”.

Through the enforcement operations, the LAWMA staff dismantled shanties and unlawful buildings, apprehending people caught partaking in indiscriminate waste disposal, at varied areas in Ipaja, Ikate-Surulere, and Ikeja, preparatory to prosecution of nothing lower than 30 individuals caught.

The LAWMA boss harassed the necessity for residents to take accountability for his or her waste and take part actively in correct waste administration practices, urging them to utilise the companies of PSP operators, to make sure scheduled assortment of their waste, in addition to reap the benefits of varied waste recycling initiatives launched by the authority.

“To attain a cleaner and more healthy metropolis, it’s essential for residents to play their half in waste administration. LAWMA, by PSP operators, is working relentlessly to make sure environment friendly waste assortment companies, and we urge residents to reap the benefits of these companies. By correctly sorting and disposing of waste, we will set up a greater high quality of life for everybody”, he harassed.

Odumboni said additional, that LAWMA had continued to embark on consciousness campaigns alongside the enforcement operations, to teach residents on the significance of correct waste administration, including that the advocacy drive included neighborhood engagements, door-to-door visits, and the distribution of instructional supplies, for enlightenment on waste segregation and accountable disposal.

He known as on residents to assist efforts of the Authority, by adhering to waste administration tips, including that, with concerted efforts of the company and lively participation of residents, the state would witness a major enchancment in waste administration, leading to a cleaner and more healthy setting for all.

Kadiri Folashade (Mrs.)

Director, Public Affairs


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