As the Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has called residents to bag and containerise refuse, including animal waste generated appropriately, to ensure a clean environment.
The appeal was made by the Executive Director, Finance, of LAWMA, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi, in a statement in a statement made available by its Director, Public Affairs, Kadiri Folashade.
He revealed that comprehensive measures have been put in place to ensure a clean and hygienic environment throughout the celebrations, adding that PSP operators had been assigned to work tirelessly to clean up and maintain a round-the-clock schedule.
Adebiyi urged residents to shun indiscriminate waste dumping on road medians, canals, uncompleted buildings, and other unauthorised locations and gave an assurance that LAWMA will intensify efforts at ensuring that the festivities are observed in a clean and healthy environment.
He said, “LAWMA is determined to combat improper waste disposal practices that contribute to environmental degradation within the metropolis, especially during the Id el Kabir 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”.
Adebiyi said the Authority would publish the names and phone numbers of management team members that had been assigned to monitor the environment during the festive period on national dailies and urged residents to call LAWMA’s toll-free lines for waste management-related matters.
The LAWMA Executive Director also appealed to motorists to ply the roads to drive with caution, to safeguard the lives of sanitation workers who would be busy cleaning the roads and highways during the festive period.
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