In celebrating this year’s Id el Kabir festivities, the Lagos Waste
Management Authority (LAWMA) has admonished residents to bag and
containerise waste generated appropriately, for a clean environment.
In a statement, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi, the Executive Director, Finance, of
LAWMA, assured the public that comprehensive measures had been put in
place to ensure a clean and hygienic environment throughout the
celebration, adding that PSP operators had been assigned to work
tirelessly to clean up the city, maintaining a round-the-clock schedule.
He urged residents to shun all forms of indiscriminate waste dumping on
road medians, canals, uncompleted buildings, and other unauthorised
locations, assuring that LAWMA would intensify efforts at ensuring that
the festivities were observed in a clean and healthy environment.
Adebiyi said, “LAWMA is determined to combat improper waste disposal
practices that contribute to environmental degradation within the
metropolis, especially during the forthcoming Id el Kabir celebration.
PSP operators have been mandated to provide efficient services, while
LAWMA will provide backup services in areas where noticeable service
gaps exist. In addition to that, district and operational heads have
been on 24/7 operational duties, aimed at supporting the operation of
service providers across the state”.
He said the Authority would publish the names and phone numbers of
management team members on national dailies, who had been assigned to
monitor the environment during the festive period, urging residents to
call the numbers or LAWMA toll-free lines, 07080601020 or 617, for waste
management related matters.
The LAWMA Executive Director also called on motorists to ply the roads
with caution, to safeguard the lives of sanitation workers who would be
busy cleaning the roads and highways during the festive period.
He extended warm felicitations to residents, while appealing to them to
avoid actions that could negatively impact the environment during the