LAWMA MD LEADS CLEANUP/ADVOCACY, CHARGES AJIRAN COMMUNITY ON COMPLIANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

Press RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA MD Leads Cleanup/Advocacy, Charges Ajiran Community On Compliance With Environmental Laws

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA MD Leads Cleanup/Advocacy, Charges Ajiran Community On Compliance With Environmental Laws

Date : 8th October 2021

LAWMA HOLDS WORLD CLEAN-UP DAY AT ILASHE

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA HOLDS WORLD CLEAN-UP DAY AT ILASHE

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA HOLDS WORLD CLEAN-UP DAY AT ILASHE

Date : 18 September 2021

MAGISTRATE’S COURT CONVICTS THREE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENDERS

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / MAGISTRATE’S COURT CONVICTS THREE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENDERS

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA BOSS MEETS LEKKI STAKEHOLDERS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, POLICING

Date : 07 September 2021

LAWMA TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC

Date: 6th September 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to ban single use plastic materials across its formations, as part of its efforts to curtail the environmental menace posed by the item.

 

This was made known by the Authority, in a press release on Monday, noting  that the agency was taking the step, as a key implementer of the Lagos State Plastic Policy, geared towards making the environment livable and free from plastic pollution.

 

“LAWMA, as an environment-friendly organisation, is totally committed to promoting the ban of single use plastic, across our work formations in the state. We are glad to lead by example, looking forward to other corporate bodies doing same, to make the environment cleaner and safe from plastic pollution”, the statement read.

 

The Authority called on residents to shun the act of indiscriminate dumping of waste at unauthorised locations, such as canals, gutters, road medians and uncompleted buildings, pointing out that such abhorrent practice worsened the challenge of flooding in the state, as the rainy season resumed.

 

It urged residents to call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 (for GLO users), to report environmental infractions and make inquiries on waste management related issues in their area.

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA ACADEMY CERTIFIES 29 PUPILS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA ACADEMY CERTIFIES 29 PUPILS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA ACADEMY CERTIFIES 29 PUPILS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT

Date: 1st September 2021

The maiden edition of LAWMA Academy’s 2021 summer school has produced 29 pupils from different schools within Lagos State.

LAWMA’s Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, joined by the Executive Director Finance, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi, presented certificates to the pupils.

 

The pupils were trained on basic waste management techniques and also taken round LAWMA’s key facilities, like Olusosun dumpsite and LAWMA Earthcare Compost Plant, Ikorodu, for on-site experience.

 

Several items made by the pupils during their one month training, include: beads and pencil cases made from plastics; centre tables made from tyres; and baskets made from newspapers, among others.

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FRAUDSTERS

Date : 27 August 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has warned the general public to be wary of the activities of fraudsters, extorting money from residents and claiming to be debt recovery agents of the agency.

 

In a release on Friday, the agency stated that it has not given anyone or external firm, the responsibility of collecting waste bills from residents and businesses in the state, aside LAWMA officers assigned for that purpose.

 

The release states that: “The populace should disregard any person, group of persons or firm, parading themselves as agents of LAWMA or Lagos State Government, assigned to collect or recover waste bills from residents. We say categorically, that such persons or firms should be reported to the nearest police station, as LAWMA has not assigned that responsibility to any external individuals or bodies.”

 

“We are also sounding a note of warning, to those criminals masquerading as agents of the state, to desist from their fraudulent acts or face the full wrath of the law.

 

“We hereby restate for emphasis, that no other agency or organisation is mandated to collect waste bills in the state, except Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), and our officers are duly assigned to carry out the task’, the release concluded.

 

It further assured residents that the Authority would not rest on its oars, in ensuring that every part of the metropolis was rid of waste, while appealing for continuous support to achieve that, through residents’ patronage of assigned PSP operators, and prompt payment of waste bills.

 

For further inquiries and complaints in your area, please call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617.

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA BOSS MEETS LEKKI STAKEHOLDERS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, POLICING

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA BOSS MEETS LEKKI STAKEHOLDERS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, POLICING

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA BOSS MEETS LEKKI STAKEHOLDERS ON WASTE MANAGEMENT, POLICING

... enjoins residents to make money through recycling

Date : 26 August 2021

The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, on Wednesday, met with Lekki stakeholders on effective waste management and enjoined residents in the area to start making efforts on how to make money from waste through recycling.

 

Mr. Odumboni, speaking at the meeting, which took place at the Ibeju-Lekki LGA Secretariat, Igando-Oloja, appealed to the stakeholders to desist from acts that were inimical to achieving the vision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration on cleaner environment.

 

The LAWMA boss further implored the stakeholders to take charge of their environment and work with the Authority to engage the teeming youths of the areas, in policing black spots and forestall illegal dumping of waste across shorelines in the area.

 

He, however, enjoined the people to patronize assigned PSP operators in their domains and to pay their waste bills regularly, hinting that patronizing cart pushers was an offence in the state.

 

Earlier at the meeting, the chairman of Ibeju-Lekki LGA, Engr. Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, commended the efforts of LAWMA to keep the environment clean, and pleaded with the people to sort and bag their wastes properly.

 

On his own part, Hon. Raheem Kazeem Adewale, Ibeju-Lekki constituency 2, at the LAHA, while commending the state government, urged residents to  take advantage of the economic opportunities available in recycling.

 

Other dignitaries at the meeting were: representatives of Onimedu; Onibeju; Oni-Lekki; Elemoro; CDCs; Lekki LCDA; Baales; market women and men; PSP operators; and opinion leaders.

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA Debunks Reports of N10,000 Salary to Sweepers

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA Debunks Reports of N10,000 Salary to Sweepers

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA Debunks Reports of N10,000 Salary to Sweepers

Date : 26 August 2021

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has debunked reports insinuating that its sweepers in the state were being paid N10,000 monthly.

 

The Authority, in a press release on Wednesday, stated that there was no iota of truth in the report allegedly attributed to one of the local government chairmen in the state, quoted to have said that he had increased sweepers’ allowance in his area, from N10,000 to N20,000.

 

LAWMA categorically stated that, the monthly salary of a sweeper is N25,000, irrespective of the local government area, adding that the welfare of sweepers working  for the organisation had been prioritised.

 

The Authority said that the well-being of its workforce, especially sweepers manning various routes in the metropolis, was of high importance, as efforts were being made to ensure that every worker in the agency operated in a conducive environment.

 

LAWMA reiterated its unalloyed commitment to making sure that every nook and cranny of the state was rid of waste pollution and called on residents to play their own part by bagging their wastes and patronising assigned PSP operators.

 

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

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs

LAWMA TO BEGIN SPECIAL CLEANUP EXERCISE

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / LAWMA TO BEGIN SPECIAL CLEANUP EXERCISE

PRESS RELEASE

LAWMA TO BEGIN SPECIAL CLEANUP EXERCISE

Date : 30th August 2021

Public Notice

PRESS RELEASE

Home / News / Public Notice

PRESS RELEASE

Public Notice

Date : 16th August 2021

The attention of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has been drawn to a recent video circulating online, where the driver of a Sienna car was seen disposing wastes from his vehicle into a drainage channel.

 

This dastard act is totally condemned by the Authority and we assure the public that the driver of the vehicle, with registration number FST 743 EJ, will be made to face the law, for undermining efforts of the state government to make the environment cleaner and safer for all.

 

LAWMA will corroborate with appropriate security agencies to ensure that the unscrupulous driver is fished out within the shortest period of time.

 

As a matter of fact, there’s no hiding place for anyone, who engages and indulges in any environmental misdemeanor, such persons or individual will no doubt face the consequences, through heavy sanctions by the courts.

 

The Authority, has over time, carried out sensitisation campaigns on the dangers of indiscriminate waste disposal, especially inside drainage channels, which aggravates the problem of flood in the state.

 

These acts, if not checked, will  expose the environment and residents to ominous dangers and hazardous consequences.

 

Therefore, we appeal to all residents to cooperate with the Authority, by shunning all forms of indiscriminate disposal of wastes and patronising assigned PSP operators; by so doing, safeguard the environment.

 

#LAWMA
#KeepLagosClean
#ForAGreaterLagos

 

#LAWMA
#TreePlanting
#ForAGreaterLagos

 

Akinleye Hakeem Kayode
Assistant Director, Public Affairs