LAWMA clears Adeniji-Adele canal

Written by on July 23, 2019

…Urges Residents To Embrace Recycling

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has commenced an intensive clearing exercise to unclog the Adeniji-Adele Road canal, just as it urges residents to think of making money from their recyclable items, instead of dumping them in canals.

The Agency, in a statement issued over the weekend, said the exercise was in furtherance of the Executive Order on zero tolerance for reckless waste disposal, recently signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

According to LAWMA, “We embarked on this campaign in pursuant to the Executive Order signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to pave way for a cleaner and healthier Lagos. Hence, this is a demonstration of the total commitment of the State Government to environmental sustainability”.

The Agency further revealed that the clearing exercise would be extended to other clogged drainage channels in the state, to ensure that no part of the metropolis was left behind in LAWMA’s quest to ensure a clean environment in the state.

“The clearing of the canal would be extended to other clogged canals in the state. The exercise will allow free flow of water and help mitigate the problem of flooding. We, therefore, appeal to residents to shun the habit of throwing their waste into canals and drains as this causes huge problems for the environment and people”, the statement asserted.

The Authority, however, observed that most of the waste cleared are recyclable materials and appealed to Lagosians to seize the opportunity to embrace recycling, stressing that the act of sorting from source would encourage reduction of waste at the landfill sites, improve the economy while serving as a tool for youth empowerment by engaging them in meaningful ventures.

Residents in the area commended LAWMA for the timely intervention and suggested that the exercise should be a continuous one, while also promising to join hands with the state government in its quest for a cleaner, healthier and sustainable environment.

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