The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun clearing the heap of refuse on an illegal dumpsite at Tin Can Island Port, on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, targeted at ridding the axis of black spots.
So far, 15 truck loads of refuse had been carted away to the Olusosun Landfill, since the operation commenced on Thursday.
LAWMA Managing Director, Ibrahim Odumboni said the agency had mobilised men, trucks, pay-loaders, and other necessary materials, after overcoming a major challenge of vehicular access to the area, which had previously prevented evacuation intervention.
“LAWMA is totally committed to ensuring that every nook and cranny of the state is rid of illegal dumping of waste, as we usher in the new year,” he said.
He also disclosed that the LAWMA advocacy team was on ground to sensitise residents on the need to imbibe effective waste management as way of life.
Odumboni appealed to residents to shun the act of indiscriminate waste disposal, which had various attendant negative consequences, adding that the task of keeping the city clean is a collective responsibility.
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