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LAWMA to restore Lagos cleanliness

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it is working with its blueprint towards restoring Lagos to its former status of the cleanest cities in Nigeria.

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Waste disposal and management has posed a major challenge to authorities in Lagos and other major cities in Nigeria

The Public Relations Officer of LAWMA, Mr Obinna Onyenali, said on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Lagos that the agency was committed to ensuring that the city becomes clean again.

“The Authority has a blueprint to achieving this objective.

“So far, that template is what we are looking at right now and it is to take us to that level where Lagosians will be proud of the city,” he said in a statement.

Onyenali urged residents in the state to embrace the habit of proper waste disposal, which he said would go a long way in establishing a cleaner and healthier Lagos.

He enjoined the people to imbibe the culture of waste containerisation to ensure environmental sustainability and cleanliness.

He told them to go back to the old habit of bagging their wastes and waiting for the PSPs to evacuate them.

The PRO said that such a habit had over time proven to be effective in curtailing rising cases of dump sites seen in the metropolis.

“What we want Lagosians to do right now is to go back to that habit of 2015, where households had their own containers in front of their houses,” he said.

Onyenali said that the waste managers, otherwise known as the Private Sector Participants (PSP operators) had been empowered to visit tenements and collect their wastes at least once in a week.

He urged residents to contact LAWMA whereby their assigned PSPs did not show up, for appropriate measures to be taken to address the service gap.

“I want Lagosians to expect that the PSPs will always come and pick their wastes at the appointed time as we have assured.

“If the PSPs are not meeting up with expectations, LAWMA is there to respond.”

By Florence Onuegbu

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