Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, has taken its clean up campaign to Epe, one of the five divisions of Lagos.
Addressing residents of the community during the advocacy/sensitization campaign at the Epe council secretariat, Ita Marun, during the weekend, LAWMA’s Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni expressed displeasure at the poor waste disposal habit of the people, as well as their poor response to payment of waste.
Soliciting the support of Epe residents on the development of LAWMA Academy at the Epe Campus of the Lagos State University, the LAWMA boss promised to turn around waste management in the LASU Epe Campus.
The Chairman of Epe Local Government, Princess Surah Animashaun who commended the efforts of the agency, admonished residents to reciprocate LAWMA’s gesture by putting up an environment-friendly habit.
Princess Animashaun pledged to work with LAWMA, by mobilizing residents to pay their waste bills and properly dispose their waste.
In his remarks, High Chief Dada Yesiru, the Agbon of Epeland, who represented the Oloja of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, lauded the effort of LAWMA and solicited the recruitment of more personnel to expand the existing workforce, as well as improved pay package to boost their morale.
Similarly, Chief Quadri Ojiga Ogboro who represented the Olu of Epe, Oba Sheffiu Olatunji Adewale saluted the determination of LAWMA’s Managing Director, to make Epe one of the cleanest cities in the state.
on his part, the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Committee in Epe, Alhaji Ogundipe Akewushola, chronicled the operations of LAWMA in the town since the 80s and expressed deep appreciation of its performance so far.