Avoid dumping waste carelessly, LAWMA advises locals


In an effort to maintain a clean and healthy environment both during and after the holiday season, the Lagos garbage Management Authority, or LAWMA, has issued an appeal against careless garbage disposal as locals celebrate the Eid-il-Fitr festival.

Ibrahim Odumboni, the managing director of LAWMA, highlighted in a statement that waste management was a crucial function that had to be offered for both the environment’s sake and the welfare of the populace.

To avoid loose rubbish on the road median and setbacks, Odunmboni urged homeowners to properly bag their trash and place it in covered bins. He also reassured them that LAWMA was prepared to handle the projected increase in waste creation throughout the holiday season.

The LAWMA director noted that PSP operators had been given the go-ahead to carry out their responsibilities efficiently, with the agency providing backup services to fill in any gaps.

“We understand that there will be an increase in waste generation during the festive season, but we want to assure Lagosians that LAWMA is prepared to handle it.

“We have intensified our waste management efforts and are providing backup trucks for our PSP operators to ensure that waste is promptly collected and disposed of,” he said.

Odumboni, also implored residents to refrain from activities that could damage the environment and endanger the lives of people, but to support efforts of LAWMA to make the metropolis livable for all.

According to him, “We want to appeal to residents to desist from acts capable of making life miserable for the environment and its inhabitants.

“We want to ensure that everyone enjoys a clean and healthy environment during and after the Eid-il-Fitr celebrations.”

Odumboni wished all residents a joyful and clean Eid-il-Fitr, celebration, while encouraging them to call LAWMA’s toll-free lines: 07080601020 and 617, for inquiries on waste management in their areas during and after the festive season.

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