Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Thursday denied viral reports on social media accusing the agency of secretly laying off of some sweepers in the state.
In a statement issued by the agency as quoted said the report is false, misleading and inciting, which should be ignored by the Lagosians.
The statement reads: We want to use this medium to categorically state that the claim is spurious, false, misleading and inciting, which should be ignored by members of the public as lacking any form of substance.
“LAWMA, saddled with the responsibility of keeping Lagos clean, is currently not laying off her workers, what we have done and continue to do over the years, is to reposition the agency for quality service delivery and effective monitoring.
“The Authority, by the law that established it in the state, is a regulator, and it is pertinent to maintain such and completely distance itself from participating in waste operations, to ensure efficiency.
“This is to reiterate for the umpteenth time that the Authority will not hesitate to deal decisively with any one or group, no matter highly placed, who attempts to disrupt the smooth operations of the sweeping programme according to the dictates of the law.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority has paid its sweepers up to date, as no sweeper is being owed any salary.
“The Authority will not rest on its oars in ensuring that every nook and cranny of the state is clean at all times, so we urge residents to support us in this quest, because effective waste management is a collective responsibility.
“In the same vein, residents are admonished to show a sense of responsibility towards the environment by shunning all forms of improper waste disposal, rather patronize assigned PSP operators, as we together build a cleaner and healthier city in 2021.
“For inquiries and complaints on waste management related issues in your area, please call our toll-free numbers 07080601020 and 617, the statement concluded.