Residents of Alimosho have called on Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Enforcement Team to arrest residents involved in indiscriminate refuse disposal in the area.
Their pleas came in reaction to a post on social media by Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Mr. Jubril Gawat, on the recent arrest of some persons for illegal dumping of refuse.
According to Gawat, an enforcement team from the office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Environment, Bashorun Ayo Williams, stormed Olumo Street, Aboru area of Alimosho and apprehended some culprits for indiscriminate waste disposal.
FLASH: @Lawma_gov Enforcement Team led by SSA Environment @Olyfield storms Olumo street Aboru to arrest residents involved in Indiscriminate Dumping of refuse into the drainage in this viral video, on the order of the Governor … promises to do more … #ForAGreaterLagos https://t.co/EPmEeyhaCv pic.twitter.com/7JLElttxja
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) October 27, 2019
In a series of reactions, the residents stated that some residents of Aboru and other areas of Alimosho were notorious for acts of improper waste disposal, thereby causing an eyesore on the road and contributing to flooding in the state.
The residents further identified specific places in the area where such acts were commonplace.