LAWMA police arrests indiscriminate waste dumpers in Aboru

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.

Gawat tweeted:

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.

“Alimosho is the most notorious. the top of Akowonjo/Dopemu link bridge is always an eyesore. It beats my imagination how people will take trashes from their homes/shops and dump on access bridge without a second thought about their actions,” a resident, Udofa, said.
Another resident stated that market women in Ejigbo were also notorious for improper waste disposal.
“They need to come to Ejigbo market. Most of the market women dump refuse that the rain wash to the streets around Ganiyu Olawale street,” he stated.
Other places listed were Abati Primary School in Shasha, Akowonjo and Egbeda.