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LAWMA flags off ‘Lagos at 4 A.M’ initiative to tackle improper waste disposal

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), says it
has launched an intensive waste evacuation operation
tagged, “Lagos at 4 am”, to address the problem of improper waste disposal in
the metropolis.

Mr. Obinna Onyenali, LAWMA Public Relations Officer, said in a statement
on Monday in Lagos that the early morning operation was to fast track the
clearing of waste from the streets of Lagos and restore environmental

“We have embarked on this operation to restore the State to the
path of cleanliness and environmental sustainability.
”This is in furtherance of the executive order against
indiscriminate waste dumping recently signed by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
”This early morning operation starts by 4am.
”At this time, we roll out our operational vehicles at strategic
locations across the metropolis to sanitise the environment and mitigate waste
challenges,” he said.
Onyenali added that the authority would not leave any stone
unturned in its quest to clean up black spots across the state.
He said Lagosians should support efforts of the State Government
by shunning the habit of dumping refuse indiscriminately, adding that they
should patronise PSP Operators in charge of collecting refuse in their area.
Onyenali said also that the authority was committed to tackling
the challenge of environmental degradation in Apapa area which had become
inaccessible to refuse evacuation trucks.
He said that the task of restoring the environment in Apapa was
one of the authority’s priority, so as to make the environment livable for
residents and businesses.
Onyenali attributed the deplorable state of Apapa environment to
the take over of the area by articulated vehicles which blocked the roads and
made it difficult for LAWMA trucks to operate.
He said, however, that the authority would intensify efforts to
clear backlogs of wastes dumped within the Apapa environment as traffic
situation in the area improve.

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