Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to conduct major enforcement operations at FESTAC axis of Lagos over the next few weeks, in a bid to stem the activities of cart-pushers, which has left the environment in a deplorable condition.
According to a release signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, the activities of the outlawed cart-pushers had increased the level of indiscriminate disposal of waste at unauthorised locations such as in drainage channels, road medians and uncompleted buildings.
He stated that the enforcement exercise would be carried out to restore sanity to the environment and forestall the negative consequences of indiscriminate dumping of refuse, especially during the current rainy season.
Odumboni, therefore, urged residents to shun patronage of cart-pushers, whose activities jeopardise the health and safety of residents, stressing the need to patronise assigned PSP operators and to pay for waste services promptly.
While maintaining that the State government, through LAWMA, has empowered PSP operators, to render quality waste management services across the metropolis, the General Manager enjoined residents to call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 07080601020 and 617 for all waste management related issues.