Officials of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), led by the Assistant General Manager Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Adenike Shobowale, were on ground recently to supervise a 10-day screening exercise for community sanitation workers into the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.
According to Mrs. Shobowale, the CLI programme has created a platform for more workers to be incorporated into the waste management workforce in Lagos State. She said the program will offer the workers a lot of benefits such as tax-free income and health insurance, which will serve as incentives towards making Lagos cleaner and healthier for all.
Speaking during an interview, Mr. Ibrahim Fearon, the Human Resources person of Standard Street Manpower Limited, the organisation assigned with the screening and training exercise, said the event had witnessed a high turnout of the prospective community sanitation workers who had been adequately screened and trained on the best practices in waste management.
Mr. Fearon said the major objective of the exercise was to empower the workers to progress in their line of duty. He added that the training of the community sanitation workers would help improve the overall state of the environment.