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LAWMA Promises to Clear Illegal Dump Sites Around Buildings

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Naomi Gabriel —

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), at a stakeholders’ meeting with residents and various interest groups, on LAWMA’s community clean-up campaign, at the council secretariat, FESTAC Town, vowed to clear illegal dump sites around FESTAC Town and the entire Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of the state.

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While expressing displeasure on the poor environmental hygiene of the residents, as he condemned their nonchalant approach to waste management and environmental care, assured them of total clearance of the heaps of refuse within a couple of weeks, with their cooperation and attitudinal change.

According to him, the situation cannot continue like that for a community once known as the cleanest in the state.

“There are no fewer than 42 dump sites in Amuwo-Odofin, this place is extremely dirty, he said.

“You are only concerned about cleaning your houses, while the waste is deposited outside, littering the environment; causing diseases and sickness to others. It is about time you stopped giving excuses and do the right thing. I want to let you know that enforcement is going to be beefed up in the next three weeks.

“We will apprehend any environmental defaulter engaging in indiscriminate dumping and cart pushing business. You need to mobilize your youths and empower them to police the black spots within the community. Invite the youths and have a bye-law to back their operation.

“LAWMA will support you by training them. Get them uniforms for identification and let them arrest outlawed cart pushers. It is high time we did the right thing by taking responsibility for our waste. Patronize PSPs and pay for waste service. Waste bill payment is sacrosanct”, Odumboni added.

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