June 24, 2024

Lagos Dislodges Operations Of Scavengers From Olusosun Landfill In Ojota

Lagos Dislodges Operations Of Scavengers From Olusosun Landfill In Ojota

Lagos Dislodges Operations Of Scavengers From Olusosun Landfill In Ojota

 

By JP Ashedzi

On Wednesday, Lagos State Government disclosed on the official X handle of the Lagos Waste Management Authority that it has dislodged scavengers from the Olusosun Landfill in Ojota.

This was because their illegal activities, which include the burning of tyres, might spark a huge fire on the dumpsite.

According to the post, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, said the dislodgement operation was primarily for the benefit of those residing near the landfill.

He added that the state government was committed to improving the state’s overall waste management system, ensuring it was in line with global best practices in terms of safety, environmental sustainability, and public health.

Wahab further explained that the state government was committed to enhancing the overall waste management system in the state, ensuring it aligned with the global best practice of safety, environmental sustainability, and public health, adding that similar action would be replicated in other landfills in due course.

Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said the Authority would continue to work closely with communities, stakeholders, and experts, to implement salutary measures that safeguard the environment and well-being of residents.

He noted that shanties erected on the site would be dismantled, as scavengers would no longer be allowed to live there, but would be duly profiled and allowed to operate only during official work hours of 8am and 5pm.

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