• Fri. May 24th, 2024

LAWMA Completes Olusosun Dumpsite Rehabilitation Ahead Of Rainy Season

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has finalized the rehabilitation of the Olusosun dumpsite in preparation for the upcoming rainy season, aiming to ensure efficient waste disposal operations across the state.

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, disclosed this development in a statement on Thursday, highlighting the significance of the maintenance efforts to enhance operational efficiency during adverse weather conditions, particularly heavy rainfall.

“Our primary objective in rehabilitating Olusosun dumpsite is to ensure that waste disposal trucks can navigate through the dumpsite seamlessly, even in adverse weather conditions, especially during heavy rainfall when logistical challenges tend to arise,” Dr. Gbadegesin emphasized.

He further emphasized LAWMA’s commitment to improving operational efficiency to facilitate quicker turnaround times for waste disposal trucks, stating that the rehabilitation would significantly reduce queue times, leading to faster and more effective waste collection services.

Dr. Gbadegesin underscored the importance of responsible waste disposal practices among residents to protect the environment, urging them to avoid dumping waste in drains, particularly during the rainy season, which often disrupts the drainage system and poses environmental risks.

“We encourage residents to patronise accredited Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators for their waste disposal needs. By supporting licensed operators, individuals contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment for all,” he reiterated.

The Managing Director also stressed the importance of residents familiarising themselves with their designated PSPs, highlighting their crucial role in waste management at the local level. He assured that LAWMA would facilitate this process by providing detailed PSP contacts for all areas in the state, empowering residents to take ownership of waste management practices in their communities.

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