The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has conducted a comprehensive clean-up exercise at Itedo Community, Lekki Local Council Development Area, in partnership with Lekki Peninsula Environment Community, Crusader Sterling Pensions and Itedo Community Development Association, promising to clamp down on filthy communities and residents.
The clean-up exercise is in continuation of LAWMA’s efforts to clear black spots across communities in the state.
Commenting on the exercise, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegeshin, condemned the unhygienic habits of some residents, who indulge in reckless waste disposal in unauthorised locations, promising to wield the big stick on such erring individuals and areas, adding that the agency would stop at nothing, to achieve a clean and sustainable Lagos environment.
According to him, “Today, we hearken to the call of the people of Lekki Peninsula Estate residents, who deemed it fit to call our attention to inappropriate waste disposal practices in this area. It is a deep clean-up of gutters, corridors and median. First, we will address the issue of illegal occupants who operate businesses here; they will be relocated into the community. Nobody will invest in a filthy environment. We are using this opportunity to appeal to the people of Lagos, to embrace the right attitude to the environment for a healthy life. LAWMA will never condone filthy habits at homes and public spaces and will stop at nothing to achieve a clean and sustainable environment.”
Gbadegeshin said further that the Authority was open to collaborations with stakeholders on environmental issues, to complement the Authority’s effort.