Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA), lbrahim Odumboni has cautioned Lagosians on activities that portend danger to the environment, especially as the rains are here.
He lamented that despite efforts and commitments of the government, it is, however, unfortunate that some people still dump refuse indiscriminately into our drainages, cannals, gutters, water outlets anytime it rains, thereby frustrating the efforts of government in ensuring a sustainably clean environment for the people.
He warned that anyone or group of persons, no matter how highly placed and positioned, caught dumping refuse indiscriminately, will not only be prosecuted, but sentenced by the courts, in accordance with the rule of law, thereby bringing the full wrath of our extant laws on such persons or group.
“Lagosians will recall that in the beginning of this year, the government, through the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, embarked on massive cleaning and disilting of our canals, drainages, water outlets throughout the state, the resultant effect of these efforts manifest in free flowing of water anytime it rains and our roads are no longer water logged.
“Most of our cannals, gutters, drainage channels and water outlets function perfectly anytime it rains and these can be attributed as earlier pointed out, to the concerted and deliberate efforts of this administration to ensure a sustainably clean environment, liveable for every Lagosians,” Odumboni said.
He reiterated that his agency with the primary responsibility of solid waste management is fully committed to ensuring a sustainably clean environment and will not relent in their efforts to achieveour set goals and objectives.
The LAWMA boss assured Lagosians of the Authority’s continued assurance that the ‘T.H.E.M.E.S’ agenda of Mr. Governor’s administration will be achieved to the benefit of all.
He urged Lagosians to patronize the PSP, pay for their wastes, containerise their wastes by owing a bin, sort their wastes, embrace the ‘PAKAM’ APP and generally shun all the form of indiscriminate dumping of refuse.