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LAWMA carts 15 truck loads of refuse in Apapa, Tin Can

By Bertram Nwannekanma
31 December 2021   |   3:44 am
Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), yesterday, commenced clearing of heaps of refuse on an illegal dumpsite at Tin Can Island Port, on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, targeted at ridding the area of black spots.

LAWMA officials clearing heaps of refuse at First Gate Bus Stop, Tin Can Island Port along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, yesterday

• Assures ridding Lagos of illegal dumping of waste
Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), yesterday, commenced clearing of heaps of refuse on an illegal dumpsite at Tin Can Island Port, on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, targeted at ridding the area of black spots.
  
Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, who supervised the operation, said the agency carted 15 truck loads of refuse in Apapa and Tin Can to Olusosun Landfill, Ojota, since the operation began yesterday, at the location which was turned to a dumpsite, through the activities of residents and traders operating an illegal market in the area.
  


He stressed that the agency had mobilised men, trucks, pay-loaders, and other necessary materials, after overcoming a major challenge of vehicular access to the area, which had previously prevented evacuation intervention.
 
According to Odumboni,  the exercise would be a continuous one, to mitigate the challenge of indiscriminate dumping of refuse experienced in the Apapa axis and other parts of the state.
   
LAWMA, he said, is totally committed to ensuring that every nook and cranny of the state is rid of illegal dumping of waste, as the state ushers in the new year.
  
He also disclosed that the LAWMA advocacy team was on ground to sensitise residents  to imbibe effective waste management as a way of life.  
 
Odumboni appealed to residents to shun the act of indiscriminate waste disposal, which has negative consequences, adding that the task of keeping the city clean is a collective responsibility.
 
“Residents were also advised to call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617, for inquiries on the PSP operators assigned to their locations,” he said.
 

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