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PHOTO NEWS: LAWMA inspect Marine/Apapa bridge

The Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Dr. Olumuyiwa Gbadegesin, inspect LAWMA operations at Marine/Apapa bridge.

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Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (2nd right); Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, Executive Director (r); Mr. Kemi Sulaimon, coordinator, LAWMA central district operations (2nd left); and Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, Asst. Dir. Public Affairs (L), during the inspection of LAWMA operations at Marine/Apapa bridge, Ijora, on Monday, 12th August, 2019.

Highway sweepers in action, during the inspection of LAWMA operations, led by the MD/CEO., Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, at Wharf Road, Apapa, on Monday, 12th August, 2019.

Highway sweepers in action, during the inspection of LAWMA operations, led by the MD/CEO., Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, at Marine/Apapa bridge, Ijora, on Monday, 12th August, 2019.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (2nd right); Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, Executive Director (r); Mr. Kemi Sulaimon, coordinator, LAWMA central district operations (2nd left); and Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, Asst. Dir. Public Affairs (L), during the inspection of LAWMA operations at Marine/Apapa bridge, Ijora, on Monday, 12th August, 2019.

 

LAWMA to ensure zero tolerance for waste in Lagos – Dr Gbadegesin

The Managing Director/CEO of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Dr. Olumuyiwa Gbadegesin, has declared that the organisation would stop at nothing to rid the state of filth, across its three operational districts.

He made the declaration in Apapa, during his inspection of LAWMA operations in the area, stressing that the agency would pay special attention to black spots including Mile 2, LASU Gate, Okokomaiko and Badagry among others.

“We’re here to monitor the on-going clean-up exercise, which is in furtherance of the executive order on Environmental Sanitation by His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu”, he said.

The LAWMA boss noted that the Authority had stepped up its operation despite the accessibility challenge by evacuation trucks, adding that sweepers had been deployed in their numbers for thorough cleanup of the environs. The exercise according to him also extends to LASU gate, Okoko, Badagry up to seme.

“As you are aware, Apapa has accessibility challenge but we are determined to confront the challenge and get the job done and that is why we are here. Our sweepers are here in their numbers sweeping the highway and clearing the silt. This exercise extends to other areas like Okoko, LASU Gate, Badagry up to Seme”, Gbadegesin said.

He implored residents of Lagos to support government in maintaining a cleaner and sanitary environment and to shun all forms of indiscriminate waste disposal, which was capable of exposing the populace to environmental health dangers.

“We are calling out to people statewide that we should stop indiscriminate dumping of waste. During this Sallah celebration we distributed free trash bags and we are pleading with residents to use those trash bags to dispose of their wastes and to also make sure that you have a covered waste bin at home. We don’t want people dumping wastes by the roadside because this puts us at risk of epidemics”, he added.

Speaking on enforcement against indiscriminate dumping of refuse, Gbadegesin said that there would be zero tolerance against such acts and defaulters would be apprehended and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

In the same vein, the LAWMA CEO revealed that the Authority had started bulk waste evacuation from major locations, motorised collection of waste from kerbside; placement and regular collection of waste from appropriate receptacles and waste prevention activities which involves closure of illegal waste locations otherwise known as black spots, through waste policing from Orile all the way down to Badagry expressway, to phase out the environmental challenges being experienced in the areas in recent times.

Dr. Gbadegesin added that PSP operations were being repositioned to meet the household waste management needs of residents, while Community Development Associations (CDAs) and other stakeholders are currently engaged in LAWMA’s massive public enlightenment campaign, to ensure that cleanliness is restored to all parts of the state.

Spotlight African Network commends LAWMA female sweepers

The Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Mr. Ola Oresanya, has described the female street sweepers as the engine room of the organization, working round the clock to keep the state clean and sustain the environment.

He said this at Ikeja during an award ceremony organized by Spotlight African Network to celebrate the women workforce of the Authority for their input towards achieving cleaner and healthier environment in the state.

At the program tagged, “LAWMA Women Making A Difference, Community Service Leadership Awards”, he said:

“I use this opportunity to appreciate you all and to commend the Spotlight African Network, for recognizing and celebrating the great roles you have consistently played, in making the environment conducive for all residents and visitors in our state”.

Speaking further, he commended the organizers of the event for recognizing the efforts of the sweepers, and for organizing a safety training course for them.

“Of particular interest to me, is the Safety Training Course, which the group has planned with the Federal Road Safety Corps for the women. This will go a long way in further equipping the women with basic rules of safety, while on their work beats. I must therefore specially commend your organization, for the forward-looking initiative”, he quipped.

The LAWMA boss stressed that the award conferred on the women sweepers would further motivate and inspire them to give their best in the task of building the environment that Lagosians would be proud of, adding that the goal of the Authority was to achieve a cleaner Lagos.

In his remarks, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegeshin commended the sweepers for their commitment to work, adding that the government would continue to work for the improvement of their welfare.

Also speaking at the event, the President of Spotlight African Network, Mrs. Nonye Pearl Mike-Nnaji, noted that LAWMA street sweepers were the unsung heroines in the Authority’s quest to make every nook and cranny of the state livable, stressing the impact of the sweepers in keeping the environment clean, and enhancing security on the roads.

Mrs. Nnaji reiterated her organization’s commitment to the pursuit of improved well-being of the sweepers as part of their corporate social responsibility program, adding that they would organize a two-day road safety training, in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to equip the sweepers with safety skills on the highways.

The Corps Commander, Ikeja Unit, of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mrs. Emma Fekoya, in her speech eulogized organizers of the event and congratulated the street sweepers for the well deserved award, urging the sweepers to be safety conscious, in the course of discharging their duties.

Notable personalities at the event who inspired the women with their real life stories, included renowned actress, Kate Henshaw; Oke Maduewesi, CEO of Zaron Cosmetics; and Ayo Megbope, CEO of No Left-overs.

High point of the event was the presentation of awards to 150 street sweepers who excelled in the task of keeping the environment clean.

In a related development, Jhulelal Sindhi Samaj Charity Trust, a Lagos-based non government organization (NGO) recently presented some gift items to 120 LAWMA sweepers at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.

This according to them was a demonstration of their appreciation to the sweepers for commitment and relentless efforts in making sure that the Lagos metropolis is clean, even under harsh and unpleasant weather conditions.

PHOTO NEWS: LAWMA facility tour of Simpson Transfer Loading Station Lagos Island

Mr. Ola Oresanya, the out-going MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (2nd right); Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the in-coming MD/CEO. (L); Hon. Moshood Oshun, chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee on Environmental Degradation (2nd left); and other members of the committee: Hon. Adedamola Kasumu (m) & Hon. Olawale Sulaimon (r), during a facility tour of the Simpson Transfer Loading Station (TLS), Sura, Lagos Island, recently.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the in-coming MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (3rd left); Hon. Moshood Oshun, chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee on Environmental Degradation (3rd right); and other members of the committee: Hon. Adedamola Kasumu (m); Hon. Olawale Sulaimon (2nd right); & Hon. AbdulSobur Olawale (r), during a facility tour of the Hydroclef Medical Waste Transfer Loading Station (TLS), Oshodi, Lagos, recently.

Mr. Ola Oresanya, the out-going MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (L); Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the in-coming MD/CEO. (2nd left); Hon. Moshood Oshun, chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee on Environmental Degradation (2nd right); and other members of the committee: Hon. Adedamola Kasumu (m); Hon. AbdulSobur Olawale (3rd left); & Hon. Olawale Sulaimon (r), during a facility tour of the Simpson Transfer Loading Station (TLS), Sura, Lagos Island, recently.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the in-coming MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (2nd right); Mrs. Momoh-Ajibola Hauwa, Asst Chief Geologist, (2nd left); Hon. Moshood Oshun, chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc Committee on Environmental Degradation (L); and other members of the committee, during a facility tour of the Olusosun Landfill, Ojota, Lagos, recently.

Mr. Ola Oresanya, the out-going MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (L); Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the in-coming MD/CEO. (2nd left); Hon. Moshood Oshun, chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc committee on Environmental Degradation (2nd right); and other members of the committee: Hon. Adedamola Kasumu (m); Hon. AbdulSobur Olawale (3rd left); & Hon. Olawale Sulaimon (r), during a facility tour of the Simpson Transfer Loading Station (TLS), Sura, Lagos Island, recently.

LAWMA urges residents to monetize waste, clears Adeniji Adele canal

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.

PHOTO NEWS: 2019 Tree Planting tagged “Clean & Green is Our Perfect Dream”

2019 Tree Planting Exercise

Mr. Bode Fanimo, a consultant to Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (2nd right), supporting Rotarian Sylvia Abdalla, President, Rotary Club Ikeja GRA, to plant a tree, during the 2019 Tree Planting Exercise, tagged, “Clean & Green is Our Perfect Dream”, at the Authority Zonal Office, Ogudu, on Sunday, 14th July, 2019.

2019 Tree Planting Exercise

Mr. Bode Fanimo, a consultant to Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (4th left); Rotarian Sylvia Abdalla, President, Rotary Club Ikeja GRA (4th right); Mr. Seriki Olukunle, rep. of LASPARK (2nd left); and LAWMA management staff, during the 2019 Tree Planting Exercise, tagged, “Clean & Green is Our Perfect Dream”, at the Authority Zonal Office, Ogudu, on Sunday, 14th July, 2019.

2019 Tree Planting Exercise

Mr. Bode Fanimo, a consultant to Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (3rd left); Rotarian Sylvia Abdalla, President, Rotary Club Ikeja GRA (3rd right); Rotarian Dr. Perpetua Mbanefo (2ndleft); Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, LAWMA’s Head of Public Affairs (2nd left); Mr. Tosin Dada, AGM. Admin (r); and Mrs. Bola Adewumi, during the 2019 Tree Planting Exercise, tagged, “Clean & Green is Our Perfect Dream”, at the Authority Zonal Office, Ogudu, on Sunday, 14th July, 2019.