As part of its job creation and empowerment drive, the Lagos State Government is set to create 40,000 jobs through the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) embarked upon to reform the solid waste management sector in the State.
Commissioner for The Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare while briefing the press stated that the CLI, as a job creation and empowerment programme, included a Community Sanitation Workers (CSW) Scheme that would expand the scope of the current Street Sweeping Programme from 4,500 sweepers to 27,500 CSWs to cover all the 377 political wards in the State.
He said that 377 Ward Resident Contractors (WRCs) who would be trained by competent Human Resource Management Company (HRMC) would be engaged and later be deployed in groups to Resident Contractors for effective management and supervision.
Adejare maintained that the Community Sanitation Workers would be fully kitted and equipped to sweep the inner streets and take care of vegetal nuisance within their communities and in turn receive incentives such as tax relief, healthcare, life, injury and accident insurance benefits.
According to him, the Cleaner Lagos Initiative will further guarantee the State government’s vision for a sustainable and habitable environment.