The rains no doubt are here, which is expected to be a source of blessings to us, but human activities and behaviours, especially that of Lagos residents, portends negative consequences to our environment.
Lagosians will recall that the beginning of this year, the government, under the able leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, through the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, had 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 lagosian.
Despite all 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.
The Authority hereby state categorically, that anyone or group of persons, no matter how highly placed and positioned, who is caught dumping refuse indiscriminately, will not only be prosecuted, but sentenced by our courts, in accordance with the rule of law, thereby bringing the full wrath of our extant laws on such persons or group.
LAWMA as an agency, saddled with the primary responsibility of solid waste management is fully committed to ensuring a sustainably clean environment and we will not relent in our efforts to achieving our set goals and objectives.
The Managing Director, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, wants to use this medium to assure 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.
Lagosians are also enjoined 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.