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Lagos State Government Restates Zero Tolerance For Indiscriminate Waste Disposal { Photos & Video}

By Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA)

The Lagos State government has reiterated total intolerance of illegal and reckless waste disposal, in unauthorized places.

This followed the arrest, preparatory to prosecution of some residents of Aboru in Alimosho, whose wards were recently caught emptying their bags of trash in a drainage channel at the front of their home, during a recent heavy downpour, on the instructions of their parent.

Arrested parents of culprits of illegal dumping of waste in the drainage during the last Thursday’s heavy downpour at Olumo street, Off Alabede, street, Pipeline, Aboru, Alimosho, Lagos State.

Speaking on this, the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, reminded residents of Governor Sanwo-Olu's executive order on zero tolerance to environmental infractions, stressing that violators would be appropriately sanctioned under relevant environmental laws of the state, which forbade indiscriminate refuse disposal by residents.

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA)’s enforcement team effecting arrest of some of the parents of culprits of illegal dumping of waste in the drainage during the last Thursday’s heavy downpour at Olumo street, Off Alabede, street, Pipeline, Aboru, Alimosho, Lagos State.

He emphasized the need for residents to support efforts of the state government in tackling the problem of flooding and other environmental hazards in the metropolis, by ensuring that they do not dispose refuse in a manner likely to cause pollution of the environment or harm human health. They are also enjoined to bag their wastes appropriately and patronize assigned PSP operators.

Arrested parents of culprits of illegal dumping of waste in the drainage during the last Thursday’s heavy downpour at Olumo street, Off Alabede, street, Pipeline, Aboru, Alimosho, Lagos State..

Dr. Gbadegesin said further that LAWMA had intensified the distribution of waste disposal bags under its Blue Box Initiative, for residents to sort their waste and dispose appropriately, through PSPs operating in their areas.

The LAWMA boss warned that under no circumstances should anyone dump refuse in drainage channels, medians, lagoons or any other unauthorised outlets.

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA)’s enforcement team effecting arrest of some of the parents of culprits of illegal dumping of waste in the drainage during the last Thursday’s heavy downpour at Olumo street, Off Alabede, street, Pipeline, Aboru, Alimosho, Lagos State.

He also advised residents to promptly contact the Authority using the toll-free line 07080601020, for complaints and relevant information.

Folashade Kadiri (Mrs.)
Assistant Director, Public Affairs
Lagos Waste Management Authority
27/10/2019

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA)’s enforcement team effecting arrest of some of the parents of culprits of illegal dumping of waste in the drainage during the last Thursday’s heavy downpour at Olumo street, Off Alabede, street, Pipeline, Aboru, Alimosho, Lagos State.