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LAWMA clears Adeniji Adele Canal

    …urges residents to think recycling
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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has
commenced an intensive clearing exercise to unclog the Adeniji Adele Road
canal, while urging residents to think of making money from their recyclable
items, instead of dumping them in canals.

In a statement by  the  Assistant Director of Public Affairs
at LAWMA, Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, the agency’s authorities said the exercise was
in furtherance of the executive order on zero tolerance for reckless waste
disposal, recently signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
 “We embarked on
this campaign pursuant to the executive order signed by His Excellency to pave
way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos. This shows total commitment of the State
Government to environmental sustainability,” the Agency said.
It stated further that the clearing exercise would be
extended to other clogged drainage channels in the state, to ensure that no
part of the metropolis was left behind in LAWMA’s quest to ensure clean
environment in the state.
“The clearing of the canal would be extended to other
clogged canals in the state. The exercise will allow free flow of water and
help mitigate the problem of flooding. We therefore appeal to residents to shun
the habit of throwing their waste into canals and drains as this causes huge
problems for the environment and people”, LAWMA Authorities said.
The authority also observed that most of the waste
cleared are recyclable materials, thus seize the opportunity to urge residents
to think recycling.
LAWMA stressed that the act of sorting from source
would encourage reduction of waste at the landfill sites, improve the economy
while serving as a tool for youth empowerment by engaging them in meaningful
It added that residents would further be educated on
the menace of plastic wastes like PET bottles which posed great dangers to the
Residents commended LAWMA for the timely intervention
and suggested that the exercise should be a continuous one, while also
promising to join hands with the state government in its quest for a cleaner,
healthier and sustainable environment.

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