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LAWMA begins clean-up of Ikate Elegusi

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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Thursday said it had embarked on the clean-up exercise of Ikate Elegushi and surroundings, with the aim of ridding the area of illegal structures constituting serious environmental nuisance.


A statement signed by Mr Hakeem Akinleye, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, LAWMA, said the exercise was long overdue, as the structures had enabled poor sanitation, causing concern for the authorities.

LAWMA said that it would leave no stone unturned in its efforts to restore environmental sanity to all parts of the state, ridding localities of black spots, and introducing various waste management initiatives, and empowering PSP operators.

It called on residents to shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse in gutters, road medians and canals, as the rainy season had returned, adding that improper waste disposal worsened the problem of flooding and other environmental hazards.

It urged residents to desist from building structures on setbacks, medians and advised them to have proper waste management plan.

The authority warned that defaulters, who continue to flout environmental laws of the state by dumping wastes at unauthorised locations, would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

It said that applying punitive measures would deter others from endangering the safety of Lagosians.

The authority urged residents to bag and containerise their wastes properly for seamless evacuation by assigned PSP operators mandated to service tenements in the state, at least once in a week.

Edited By: Ifeyinwa Omowole
Source: NAN

https://nnn.ng/lawma-begins-clean-up-of-ikate-elegusi/

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