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LAWMA to create Hall of Shame for environmental offenders

The Lagos Waste Management
Authority (LAWMA) will soon begin a campaign tagged: #HallofFame and
#WallofShame, to recognize efforts of individuals whose activities promote
environmental cleanliness in the state, while naming and shaming residents who
indulge in reckless waste disposal.

LAWMA disclosed this following
the arrest and sentencing to community service by a mobile court of some
persons caught disposing waste in unauthorized locations in the state.

The statement reminded residents
of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s executive order on zero tolerance to traffic and
environmental infractions, stressing that ignorance of the law should never be
an excuse to engage in acts capable of causing harm to the environment and the

It said that days of condoning
littering and indiscriminate waste disposal in the metropolis were over; adding
that apart from carrying out a community service, environmental offenders would
be named and shamed, using the agency’s social media handles and other public
communication channels.

The Authority further said that
it had embarked on various media advocacy programmes and community
sensitization campaigns across the state, to educate residents on the need to
imbibe the culture of effective waste management in their localities.

It further appealed to parents to
properly guide their children and wards against harmful environmental
practices, warning that anyone caught dumping waste indiscriminately under the
cover of darkness would be made to face the full wrath of the law, as the
Authority’s waste policing is effective 24/7 and would not spare any

Residents were enjoined to
embrace recycling and the waste-to-wealth initiatives of the state government,
which would not only make the environment cleaner and safer, but also provide a
viable means of income.

It also advised Lagosians to
promptly contact the Authority using the toll-free line 07080601020, for
complaints and relevant information.

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