The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), says it has flagged off an intensive waste evacuation operation tagged, “Lagos at 4am”, to address the menace of improper waste disposal in the metropolis.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Obinna Onyenali, LAWMA Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that the early morning operation was to fast track the clearing of waste from the streets of Lagos and restore environmental sustainability.
“We have embarked on this operation to restore the State to the path of cleanliness and environmental sustainability.
“This is in futherance of the executive order against indiscriminate waste dumping recently signed by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“This early morning operation starts by 4am.
“At this time, we roll out our operational vehicles at strategic locations across the metropolis to sanitise the environment and mitigate waste challenges,” he said.
Onyenali added that the authority would not leave any stone unturned in its quest to clean up black spots across the state.
He said Lagosians should support efforts of the State Government by shunning the habit of dumping refuse indiscriminately, adding that they should patronise PSP Operators in charge of collecting refuse in their area.
Onyenali said also that the authority was committed to tackling the challenge of environmental degradation in Apapa area which had become inaccessible to refuse evacuation trucks.
He said that the task of restoring the environment in Apapa was one of the authority’s priority, so as to make the environment liveable for residents and businesses.