The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun a massive evacuation of refuse across the state.
Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, who disclosed this yesterday, explained that LAWMA was mobilized to cart away the backlog of refuse generated during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
According to him, the government is aware of challenges before LAWMA and is addressing it with the new sanitation initiative, tagged the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) with the projection to inject technology and resources into waste management through Public Private Partnership in 2017.
Consequent upon the new initiative, LAWMA will face solely its regulatory role to bring about efficient control and monitoring of the emergent and old private players in the sector.
Adejare assured Lagosians of the commitment of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration to cleaner and sustainable environment, saying LAWMA was on top of the situation as it had since commenced the carting away of the backlog especially in Surulere, Igando, Ikotun, Egbeda, Ogba, Agege, Ikeja and other parts of the state.