The Chairman of Epe Local Government, Ms Surah Animashaun, has promised to work with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) by mobilising residents to pay their waste bills and dispose their waste properly.
Animashaun said this at the Council Secretariat, Ita-Marun, Epe, when the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, took the authority’s community clean-up campaign to the Local government, on Monday, October 18, 2021.
She commended the efforts of the agency and admonished residents to reciprocate LAWMA’s gesture by putting up an environment-friendly habit.
In his address, Odumboni expressed displeasure at the poor waste disposal habit of the people, as well as their poor response to payment of waste bill.
Also speaking, Mr Yasiru Agbon, who represented the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen-Ishola Animashaun, lauded the effort of LAWMA.
Agbon solicited for recruitment of more personnel to expand the existing workforce, as well as improved pay package to boost their morale.
Mr Quadri Ojiga Ogboro, who represented the Olu Epe of Epe Kingdom, Oba Shefiu-Olatunji Adewale, praised LAWMA’s managing director’s determination to make Epe one of the cleanest cities in the state.
Mr Ogundipe Akewushola, Vice-Chairman of the Community Development Committee in Epe, explained the operations of LAWMA in the town since the eighties and expressed deep appreciation for its performance so far.
The LAWMA head promised to turn round waste management in the Epe Campus of the Lagos State University, as he called for collaboration to develop the LAWMA Academy.
By Idris Olukoya