Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) will conduct major enforcement operations at FESTAC axis of Lagos over the next few weeks, to stem cart-pushing activities, which have left the environment in a deplorable condition.
This contained in a statement issued by Akinleye Hakeem Kayode, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, on Monday and made available to LAGOS EYE NEWS.
According to a release by LAWMA, the activities of the outlawed cart-pushers had increased the tempo of indiscriminate disposal of waste at unauthorized locations, such as drainage channels, road medians and uncompleted buildings.
It stated that the enforcement exercise would be carried out in the area, to restore sanity to the environment and forestall the negative consequences of indiscriminate dumping of refuse, especially during the current rainy season.
The Authority urged residents to shun patronage of cart-pushers, whose activities jeopardise the health and safety of people living in the state, stressing the need for people to patronise assigned PSP operators, and to pay for waste services promptly.
It further stated that the state government, through LAWMA, has empowered PSP operators, to render quality waste management services across the metropolis, with the goal of making Lagos cleaner and livable for all.