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The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has urged residents to properly bag and dispose of their waste, especially animal waste, during and after the  Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said this in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.

Gbadegesin said that comprehensive measures were being implemented to ensure a clean and hygienic environment during the festivities, with service providers working assiduously.

“We have put in place a robust system to manage wastes effectively during Id el Kabir.

“Our goal is to ensure that the celebration is enjoyed in a clean and safe environment. We are working tirelessly to ensure this,” Gbadegesin said.

He reiterated LAWMA’s commitment to addressing improper waste disposal practices that could lead to environmental degradation.

Gbadegesin encouraged residents to engage only assigned Private Sector Participant (PSP) operators and avoid cart pushers, whose activities undermine the authority’s efforts.

“We urge residents to cooperate with us by bagging and containerising waste generated during and after this period, for seamless evacuation by PSP operators.

“Cart pushers often dispose of waste indiscriminately, causing environmental harm. We cannot condone their activities, to keep the city clean and safe”, he noted.

He also admonished residents to shun dumping waste on road medians, canals, uncompleted buildings, and other unauthorised locations.

Gbadegesin said that the authority would provide back-up services for PSP operators, in areas with service gaps, to ensure effective waste management.

He admonished motorists to drive cautiously during the festive period, to safeguard the lives of sanitation workers who would be performing their duties on the streets and major roads across the city.

While wishing all residents a happy celebration, he urged them to contact LAWMA’s toll-free lines at 080000LAWMA (08000052962), 07080601020 and 617, for prompt assistance.


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