LAWMA: Lagos 'll Be Cleanest City In Africa By 2012

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Lagos State becomes the cleanest city in Africa by 2012.

Mr. Oladimeji Oresanya, the Managing Director, stated this at an inaugural workshop organised for supervisors of street sweepers held yesterday in Lagos.

According to him, “this inaugural workshop is in line with our vision to make Lagos State the cleanest in the whole of Africa by 2012.”

He said the aim of the workshop was to train the supervisors, who he described as the link between the agency and the service providers as well as also to ensure improved operational ethics and practices.

He said it is expected that at the end of the workshop, the supervisors’ knowledge on the job would have been improved upon, adding that it will also enhance the general performance of street sweepers in relation to their responsibility of ensuring cleanliness of the state.

He commended the supervisors for their performance, saying that they have demonstrated strong commitment and zeal to the success of waste management service in the state.

He also commended the media for setting agenda for the agency, which he said, is what it is building on to make Lagos a cleaner city.

“What we are doing today is in line with the agenda set by the press for which I want to thank them for contributing immensely for making what Lagos is today. It is because of your attention and your concern,” he said.

Mrs. Abimbola Ogun, the General Manager, Technical, urged the supervisors to use the workshop to know what is expected of them and see themselves as the agency’s directors on the field.

The LAWMA boss informed the supervisors that arrangement has be concluded with a United Kingdom firm to train that have distinguished themselves on the duty.

He urged them to be focused on LAWMA’s core values, which he said, are efficiency and integrity.

—Paul Sanusi