LAWMA INTENSIFIES OPERATION

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LAWMA INTENSIFIES OPERATION

Date : 08 August 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has rejuvenated its operations around the state, taking full advantage of the new waste collection trucks and the double dino bins injected into its fleet by Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in line with his administration’s drive towards actualising the second pillar of the ‘THEMES’ Agenda: Health and Environment.

 

The huge advantage that the trucks has brought into waste management in recent times cannot be overemphasized, as the capacity to collect, transport and dispose waste has greatly improved, their presence in a ubiquitous manner can be felt in every nook and space of the state and steadily, an hitherto huge waste that adorn the landscape is gradually and steadily disappearing, to the delight and satisfaction of Lagosians.

 

The narrative is indeed changing and we will take full advantage of this, by not resting on our oars until our primary objective ensuring a sustainably clean environment is achieved.

 

Another major component of the Authority’s operational drive is the landfill rehabilitation.
The major landfills scattered all over the state are currently undergoing rehabilitation process which has really affected our operations and a noticeable feature is the presence of traffic around the areas.

 

It is of note that the rehabilitation of these landfills, especially capping, road networks, upgrading and the likes actually started around March this year, but unfortunately, activities were greatly hampered due to the rains and the process was forced to stop by the end of April/May, due to the bad and unfriendly weather.

 

Work has, however, resumed in earnest on the landfills, taking advantage of the August break and we want to assure Lagosians that, in the next ten days, the exercise will be completed and the good news is that, the turn-around time will radically improve and the traffic snarl around those landfills, triggered by the rehabilitation works will disappear.

 

In equal terms, some of those old LAWMA collection trucks would be boarded to some of the PSP operators, whose trucks were destroyed during the unfortunate EndSARS protest, to support their operations, increase their capacity for better service delivery and optimal performance. A committee has been constituted in this regards in order to ensure transparency and that due process followed, just like the previous one which had already been completed.

 

The Authority wants to assure Lagosians that it will continue to, not only seek guidance from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources from time to time, but also collaborate on formulation of right policies, programmes and directions, in order to ensure a clean cityscape, as well as create a people-friendly and sustainably clean Environment livable for all.

 

Furthermore, LAWMA will improve and upscale its regulatory role, through constant monitoring of the over 450 PSP operators across the state for efficiency and compliance, our Marine operations; Medical Waste; School Waste; Market operations; Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste operations (E-waste inclusive); Recycling programme; Waste to Energy; Waste to Wealth and over 15 waste management programmes that the Authority oversees.

 

The Authority hereby appeal to Lagosians for their understanding, patience and support as we employ all scientific and technological methods to bringing about a sustainably cleaner environment for the good of everyone.

 

While assuring you of our total commitment to our filial duties and responsibility, we want to use this medium to once again, ask Lagosians and tenements not to dump refuse indiscriminately in unauthorised places, patronise our assigned PSP operators and pay your waste bills promptly, for better and efficient waste management delivery in order to ensure a sustainably cleaner environment.

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

SANWO-OLU COMMISSION 102 WASTE COLLECTION TRUCKS, 100 DOUBLE DINO BINS FOR LAWMA

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SANWO-OLU COMMISSION 102 WASTE COLLECTION TRUCKS, 100 DOUBLE DINO BINS FOR LAWMA

Date : 08 August 2021

Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, today commissioned 102 brand new waste collection trucks and 100 double dino bins, to strengthen waste management operations in the state, and to consolidate on the efforts of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

 

Speaking during the official commissioning of the brand trucks and double dino bins, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu, said the unveiling was a remarkable one, because it marked the fulfillment of his administration’s promise to improve the environment, making it cleaner and livable for all Lagosians.

 

He said his administration was determined to enhance effective waste management across the city, with huge amounts invested in refurbishing various dumpsites, urging residents to continue to patronise PSP operators servicing their areas.

 

The governor further noted that the state had rolled out a City Monitor app, to enable residents monitor the environment and report the black spots to LAWMA, for immediate attention and evacuation.

 

He said, “In our government, under the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, solid waste management represents a critical hub in Environment and Health Pillar. Our promise at that time was to empower LAWMA to effectively drive the elimination of waste accumulation in Lagos and adoption of a recycling method statewide, as well as harness the potential for job creation and other opportunities in waste recovery, waste reuse, waste repair, waste remanufacturing and material innovation”.

 

He applauded the entire LAWMA workforce, for working assiduously to entrench the culture of cleanliness in the state, noting that the state government would continue to give the Authority necessary support to performance its statutory duties.

 

In his welcome address, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the launch of the new trucks and double dino bins, was one that would enhance the operational capacity of LAWMA.

 

He said the commissioning of the locally assembled trucks and bins, would go a long way in improving waste evacuation efforts, with attendant positive effects on the environment and people living in it.

 

The managing director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, gave a brief on the new equipment, stressing that the trucks were locally designed and assembled, while the dino bins were fabricated by LAWMA’s engineering department.

 

While appreciating the Lagos State Government for procuring the equipment, he noted that they would be distributed among LAWMA formations and operational districts, across the 57 LCDAs, for effective waste evacuation.

 

Odumboni said the Authority was expanding its horizon in the area of recycling, noting that over 6000 formal and informal workers had been employed via the Lagos Recycle Initiative of the Authority, which has positively impacted waste management in the state.

 

“The volume of waste generated in the State is so huge that we need mobile waste management trucks in good working condition to effectively manage it. This is why Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given us much of the things we require to function. The new trucks will be distributed to cover major areas in Lagos and, as such, there is no excuse not to deliver”.

 

“We will get to that point in this administration, when electricity will be generated from wastes. We have a mandate from the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, to deliver and we understand the peculiarity of Lagos, so we want to ensure that things are done properly. “We are intensifying efforts to turn wastes to energy; wastes can be extracted and turned to energy,” Odumboni affirmed.

 

He appealed to residents to always support efforts of the agency to rid the state of waste, by patronizing assigned PSP operators and paying their waste bills promptly.

 

In his goodwill message, the president of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN), Lagos State chapter, Mr. David Oriyomi, thanked the state government for supporting PSP operations since its inception.

 

Highpoint of the event, was the unveiling of the brand new 102 waste collection trucks and 100 double dino bins, by Mr. Governor and other dignitaries, including the deputy governor, Dr. Kadri Hamzat.

 

For inquiries on waste management operations and PSP related issues, please call LAWMA toll-free 07080601020 and 617.

 

Akeem Akinleye
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA REHABILITATES LANDFILLS FOR EFFICIENCY

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LAWMA REHABILITATES LANDFILLS FOR EFFICIENCY

Date : 29 July 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority(LAWMA),has commenced full rehabilitation including capping of some landfills in the state, in a bid to achieve faster turn-around time and easy access by waste disposal trucks.

 

This was disclosed in a press statement,issued by the head of public affairs of the agency, Mr. Akeem Akinleye, in the agency’scorporate office, Ijora-Olopa, on Thursday.

 

It stated that the rehabilitation was partly aimed at reducing the level of leachate contamination of the surrounding surface of the landfills and their groundwater, and to restore the sites close to their natural state.

 

The statement noted further, that the Authority was taking advantage of theAugust break, for that purpose, urgingthe Private Sector Participants (PSP), to use alternative landfills in Badagry and Ewu-elepe, Ikorodu.

 

The statement indicated that the current state of the landfills, made them inaccessible toPSP trucks,adding that the restoration was crucial and could not be delayed any longer.

 

It pleaded for the cooperation and understanding of motorists and other road users, on inconveniences experienced in connecting the access roads around the landfills during the exercise, promising a return to normalcy as soon as possible.

 

It further implored residents, to shun all forms of indiscriminate dumping of waste on the roads, canals and other unauthorized locations, to avoid flooding and related environmental hazards.

 

For inquiries on waste management operations and PSP related issues, please call LAWMA toll-free 07080601020 and 617.

 

Akeem Akinleye
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

Motorist knocked down sweepers

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Motorist knocked down sweepers

Date : 29 July 2021

The attention of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has been drawn to an unfortunate incident, which occurred early Thursday morning, at exactly 7.45 a.m, in which a motorist knocked down one of our sweepers, who regrettably died, while another sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

 

The Authority is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident and commiserates with the family and loved ones of the deceased sweeper. We pray that God gives them the fortitude to bear the irreparable and sad loss, while praying that the other sweeper in the hospital, will speedily recover and may God spare her life.

 

The Authority would like to use this medium to admonish and appeal to motorists, to exercise maximum care while driving on our roads, pay attention to the sweepers, be conscious of their presence and give them the right of way. The Authority will not hesitate to prosecute any driver, who willfully or otherwise, knocks down or cause bodily harm to any of our sweepers, while carrying out their legitimate duties of ensuring that our environment is kept sustainably clean, so that we all can have a healthy living.

 

The lives of our sweepers, who are our heroes, are most valuable to us and we will do everything humanly possible to protect and safe guard them at all times.

 

The motorist in question has turned himself in to the nearby Police station.

 

For inquiries on waste management related issues in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users).

Akeem Akinleye
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

Ladipo Market was shut for sundry infractions – LAWMA

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Ladipo Market was shut for sundry infractions - LAWMA

Date : 19 July 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said that Ladipo Market, Mushin, was shut for sundry and persistent environmental infractions, which they failed to redress despite several warnings from the Authority.

 

The Authority, in a press release on Friday, highlighted the deplorable state of the environment within and around the market, due to flagrant acts of improper waste disposal, capable of causing disease outbreak in the area

 

LAWMA said the market would remain shut until the traders turned a new leaf, by adhering to the environmental laws of the state, put in place to protect the environment and residents.

 

It appealed to other markets and business centers in Lagos to shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other related environmental offences, noting that the Authority would leave no stone unturned in making sure defaulters are adequately penalised, to serve as deterrent to others.

 

The Authority urged traders in markets across the state, as well as other residents, to support LAWMA in its efforts to rid the environment of waste pollution, adding that people should patronise assigned PSP operators and pay their waste bills promptly.

 

For inquiries on waste management related issues in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users).

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

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