Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has embarked on a two-day enforcement operation at the Lekki axis, to clear the roadsides of various illegal activities defacing the environment.
The exercise involved the clearance of waste nuisance and dislodging of street trading from First Roundabout to Jakande axis, as well as Freedom Way entrance, on Lekki Epe expressway.
According to the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, the operation would ensure that the area was rid of structures and elements constituting environmental nuisance, such as littering and improper waste disposal, currently undermining efforts of the Authority at maintaining sustainable cleanliness.
“Our enforcement team is carrying out a two-day campaign, which began on Thursday, January 20, 2022, to stem the tide of littering and defacing of the environment, ensuring that effective sanitation is sustained within the VI axis of the state,” he said.
Odumboni pointed out that street trading activities by some persons in the area had attracted all forms of gathering, including beggars, thus leading to a high level of environmental degradation, including littering and open defecation.
The LAWMA helmsman stated that the agency had rolled out various programmes and initiatives, aimed at achieving a consistently clean environment across the metropolis, calling on residents to support those efforts, by avoiding indiscriminate waste disposal and other vices.
He also implored residents to imbibe the habit of bagging their wastes at all times, using appropriately covered waste bins for containerisation, as well as patronising assigned PSP operators, who have been mandated to evacuate wastes generated by tenements.