The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today, commissioned 102 brand new waste collection trucks and 100 double dino bins, to strengthen waste management operations in the state, and to consolidate on the efforts of Lagos Waste Management Authority.
Speaking during the official commissioning of the new trucks and double dino bins, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said the unveiling was a remarkable one, because it marked the fulfillment of his administration's promise to improve the environment, making it cleaner and livable for all Lagosians.
He said his administration was determined to enhance effective waste management across the city, with huge amounts invested in refurbishing various dumpsites, urging residents to continue to patronise PSP operators servicing their areas.
The governor further noted that the state had rolled out a City Monitor app, to enable residents monitor the environment and report the black spots to LAWMA, for immediate attention and evacuation.
He applauded the entire LAWMA workforce, for working assiduously to entrench the culture of cleanliness in the state, noting that the state government would continue to give the Authority necessary support to perform its statutory duties.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said the launch of the new trucks and double dino bins, was one that would enhance the operational capacity of LAWMA.
He said the commissioning of the locally assembled trucks and bins would go a long way in improving waste evacuation efforts, with attendant positive effects on the environment and people living in it.
The Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, gave a brief on the new equipment, stressing that the trucks were locally designed and assembled, while the dino bins were fabricated by LAWMA’s engineering department.
He noted that the equipment would be distributed among LAWMA operational districts, across the 57 LCDAs, for effective waste evacuation.