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