By Saheed Afolabi
The menace of indiscriminate waste disposal and environmental abuse will soon be a forgotten story in Mushin Local Government as the Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye said he has been making effort to curb the incessant environmental abuse on the roads in Mushin metropolis.
The council boss engaged officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) on an invitation, sent to the Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni.
The two officials delegated by the agency’s boss, Mr. Olumide Mumuney and Mr. Habeeb Savage, who are both heads of PSP Domestic Operations in the agency had a fruitful deliberation with the chairman.
At the meeting, issues surrounding the lackadaisical attitude of people towards proper waste disposal and indiscriminate littering of roads like Agege Motor Road, Lawanson Road and other dark points were highlighted and resolutions were reached on various ways to control the manner at which residents litter the roads with solid waste including complaints from PSP operators about high cost of diesel, which has paralyzed their operations.
At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to convene a stakeholders meeting, involving LAWMA, PSP operators, market leaders, CDA leaders, Artisans and a team of representatives from the local government which include Supervisor for Environment, HOD of Environment with other relevant officers of the council.
Areas of focus include putting up a mechanism to encourage patronage of PSP operators, monitoring of PSP operations, publicity and advocacy on behavioural change towards embracing proper disposal of waste and enforcement to ensure compliance with global environmental standard.
The chairman, who was joined in meeting with his vice, Hon. Tunbosun Aruwe and Head of Environments Department, Mr. Gbolahan Agbaje, expressed his appreciation to the officials of LAWMA for honouring his invitation and sacrificing their time to engage in fruitful deliberation for the benefit of residents of the local government. He assured them of his total support in ensuring that the roads in Mushin are free of solid waste.
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