In celebrating this year’s Ed-El-Kabir festivities, the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has admonished residents to bag and containerize waste generated appropriately, for a clean environment.
A statement by the Executive Director, Finance, LAWMA, Kunle Adebiyi assured the public that comprehensive measures had been put in place to ensure a clean and hygienic environment throughout the celebration period, adding that PSP operators have been assigned to work tirelessly to clean up the city by maintaining a round-the-clock schedule.
He urged residents to shun all forms of indiscriminate waste dumping on road medians, canals, uncompleted buildings and other unauthorized locations, assuring that LAWMA would intensify efforts at ensuring that the festivities were observed in a clean and healthy environment.
Adebiyi said, “LAWMA is determined to combat improper waste disposal practices that contribute to environmental degradation within the metropolis, especially during the forthcoming Eid celebration.
“PSP operators have been mandated to provide efficient services, while LAWMA will provide backup services in areas where noticeable service gaps exist. In addition to that, district and operational heads have been on 24/7 operational duties, aimed at supporting the operation of service providers across the state”.
He said the Authority would publish the names and phone numbers of management team members in national dailies, who have been assigned to monitor the environment during the festive period, urging residents to call the numbers or LAWMA toll-free lines, 07080601020 or 617, for waste management-related matters.
The LAWMA Executive Director also called on motorists to ply the roads cautiously to safeguard the lives of sanitation workers who would be busy cleaning the roads and highways during the festive period.
While extending warm felicitations to residents, he appealed to them to avoid actions that could negatively impact the environment during the celebrations.