Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) recently played host to the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Cleaner Lagos Initiative, Engr. Adebola Shabi at the Authority’s Headquarters, Ijora Olopa.
During his speech, Engr. Shabi commended the tireless efforts of the General Manager of LAWMA, Mr. Segun Adeniji, in responding to issues of sanitation and environment in the State.
Shabi said that the task of keeping Lagos clean is a collective responsibility and called on waste managers in the state to step up their work in ensuring that every nook and cranny of the metropolis is rid of dirt.
He further disclosed that a concerned citizen has donated about 30 compactor trucks to LAWMA for the purpose of intervening in areas that might have waste management challenges across the state and called for the trucks to be put to good use. He added that Transfer Loading Stations across the State are being upgraded to increase the turnaround time of waste evacuators.
Speaking on environmental monitoring, the Special Adviser to the Governor on CLI stated that the task of monitoring the environment for effective sanitation has resumed in earnest as monitoring officers have been positioned in different parts of the state for that purpose.
The General Manager of LAWMA, Mr. Segun Adeniji, in his address stated that the recently enacted 2017 Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Law has given LAWMA the responsibility to regulate the activities of all stakeholders in the waste management sector in the State.
Mr. Adeniji said that this was what informed the recent reorganization of the Authority, with some members of staff being posted to Local Government. The LAWMA boss urged workers on ground, especially those embarking on the waste intervention programme to remain dedicated to their duties.
The event was also interactive as members of staff were given the opportunity to ask the Special Adviser to the Governor questions bothering on waste management in the state.