The Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has renewed its offensive against environmental abuses, resulting in the arrest of no less than 65 people, at various locations around the state.
The Managing Director/CEO, LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni, disclosed this during a chat in his office in Ijora, adding that the renewed offensive would spare no offender, as tough times awaited environmental offenders for willfully abusing the environment.
He noted that for too long, LAWMA had pleaded with the public to shun deliberate acts that defaced the cityscape, but with very poor cooperation from a clear majority.
According to him: “LAWMA is not a toothless bull dog. For too long we have pleaded, now is time to act. The new offensive is on auto pilot and would spare no violator.
“People must be made to pay for deliberately sabotaging their habitat. Many people have been picked up at different locations caught in the act, and will be prosecuted as a deterrent to other adamant persons”.
“Indiscriminate waste disposal have serious consequences on the environment, such as blockage of drainage channels, canals, defacing of environment, and spreading of infectious diseases, among other”, he added.
The LAWMA boss reiterated the Authority’s total commitment to the cleanliness of every nook and cranny of the state, urging residents to imbibe the culture of effective waste management.
Odumboni further disclosed that his agency was working with the Neibourhood Watch and the Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, MVAA, for effective human and camera surveillance, to track and apprehend persons and motorists, engaging in waste migration around the city.
He renewed his appeal for standard and civilized environmental habits, for the common good of everyone.