The Acting Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has restated his resolve to make the Lagos environment cleaner and livable for all residents.
He made the disclosure during a media parley, on Thursday, at LAWMA headquarters, Ijora-Olopa, where he enumerated the various programmes and initiatives lined up by the Authority to improve waste management across the metropolis.
Odumboni said that drastic measures have been put in place to enhance the operational efficiency of PSP operators, with particular emphasis on ensuring effective turnaround time at various dumpsites, adding that each disposal truck is expected to spend less than 20 minutes at the sites.
The LAWMA boss said the Authority would collaborate with other agencies in the State to ensure that the challenge of improper waste disposal is holistically tackled as establishing a cleaner and healthier environment require collaborative efforts.
Speaking further, he urged residents to shun all forms of indiscriminate waste disposal which have negative consequences on the environment and residents, imploring the populace to imbibe the culture of recycling and waste sorting being spearheaded by the Authority.
Odumboni revealed that the Agency would soon launch LAWMA Academy programme targeted at inculcating the tenets of effective waste management into the younger ones, adding that through the programme, school children, students, Corps members and interns would have the opportunity of being taught the best practices in waste management.
He also implored residents to call LAWMA toll-free line on 07080601020 for all inquiries and PSP related issues.