Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has initiated the clearing of Adeniji Adele canal “to pave way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos.
The agency took this exercise up in furtherance of the executive Governor’s order on zero tolerance for reckless waste disposal which was recently signed by Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a statement released by LAWMA spokesperson, Folashade Kadiri, “We embarked on this campaign pursuant to the executive order signed by His Excellency to pave way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos. This shows total commitment of the State Government to environmental sustainability.”
LAWMA furthering gave their words that the exercise will not end there as it will extend to other drainage channel of the state.
This was with the motive of ensuring that no part of the metropolis was left behind in LAWMA’s quest to ensure clean environment in the state.
“The clearing of the canal would be extended to other clogged canals in the state. The exercise will allow free flow of water and help mitigate the problem of flooding. We therefore appeal to residents to shun the habit of throwing their waste into canals and drains as this causes huge problems for the environment and people”, LAWMA added.
…LAWMA urges residents to monetize waste
During this exercise, the agency urges residents to make money from their recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.
Residents were advised to think of making money from their recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.
Most of the waste cleared are recyclable materials and PET bottles which posed great dangers to the environment.
Residents commends the for the timely intervention and suggested that the exercise should be a continuous one.
They also promise to join hands with the government in its quest for a cleaner, healthier and sustainable environment.