Governor Babajide Sanwoolu
To engender a cleaner environment and address some operational shortfall in waste collection across the state, we commissioned 102 brand new locally assembled compactor trucks and 100 double dino bins.
The assets comprises of 30 units of 12-cubic meter trucks, 60 units of 24-cubic meter trucks and 12 hook loaders. They will complement over 850 PSP compactor trucks to enhance service delivery in under-served communities across the State.
This intervention represents one of the largest singular investments ever in the waste management sector in Lagos. We are confident that the addition of these new assets to our existing ones will quickly bring about visible improvements in waste evacuation and reduce the incidence of blackspots that blight our roads and clog our drains.
In the same vein, we formally launched a mobile app called “CitiMonitor”, which would monitor and report environmental infractions, including indiscriminate dumping of refuse within the metropolis.
I urge Lagosians to take responsibility for the waste we generate and act as responsible citizens at all times. We cannot continue to litter our roads with filth, dump waste on the roadside or in illegal dumpsites, or patronise cart-pushers for waste disposal.
This new investment calls for a complete change of attitude towards our environment, beginning with basic hygiene at home, proper domestic waste management and ultimately, environment-friendly practices.
The quality of our environment directly impacts the quality of the lives we live. A clean environment is a major weapon against diseases and other public health challenges.
I equally charged LAWMA workers who would be operating the new vehicles to handle them with care and put them to good use.