16th December, 2010
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has restated its determination for aÂ cleaner Lagos by partnering with carnival and party organisers during this Yuletide.
Mrs. Folasade Kadiri, the Public Relations Officer of the agency, disclosed this inÂ a chat with Lagos Bulletin yesterday.
She said the desire to partner with carnival/street jamz organisers was borne out ofÂ LAWMAâ€™s determination in ensuring that residents have a dirt-free celebration.
She called on the organisers to contact LAWMA for support in disposing refuse thatÂ would be generated during the period.
Presenting the agencyâ€™s clean up plan for the festive season, Kadiri stated thatÂ arrangement have been put in place to ensure immediate clean up after such party,Â emphasising that the private participants (PSP) operators have been mandated toÂ promptly evacuate such refuse.
Kadiri further disclosed that LAWMA officials have been deployed for maximumÂ performance.
The agencyâ€™s spokesperson stressed that such move was made immediately after theÂ last IleyaÂ (Eid-el-Kabir) celebration, where officials of the agency were on groundÂ to clear all refuse generated during the festival.
Kadiri assured members of the public that the agency is set to clean all the city ofÂ any form of waste generated during the Yuletide.
While emphasising on the need for a cleaner environment and type of gift that goesÂ with the season, the agency, according to her, implored all big, medium and smallÂ scale businesses to give customised 240-litre domestic wheeler bin at subsidisedÂ amount as gift.
According to her, â€œit is different from the conventional gifts of hampers that areÂ usually given during the season.â€
She solicited forÂ patronage of the public in purchase of the bins, noting that itÂ would more importantly make the environment cleaner besides being a season ofÂ giving.
She also reiterated the ban on the use of cart pushers in the state, while stressingÂ that on no condition must they be used in the evacuation of waste in the state andÂ that it is not an alternative way of refuse disposal or evacuation.
Kadiri wishes all Lagosians, clients and corporate organisations operating in LagosÂ a dirt-free Yuletide, stressing that enquiries or complaints on issues bothering onÂ waste disposal should be channelled through the toll free line of the authority,Â 5577, 07080601020 or 07055893400 any time of the day.