To improve waste disposal and evacuation practices in the council, the Igando-Ikotun Community Development Committee (CDC) today held an emergency stakeholders meeting with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
Our Community can report that the meeting held at the CDC office located within the Council Secretariat, Ikotun had in attendance Community Development Association (CDA) leaders from Igando, Egan, Akesan and Obadore.
The LAWMA Enforcement Officer (West), Mr. Olalekan Ismail, said that the meeting was called to address unsatisfactory waste disposal practices in Igando, Egan, Akesan and Obadore, all under Igando-Ikotun local council development area.
He said he coordinates the waste police that had been deployed by LAWMA to check unwholesome waste disposal practices in communities from Isheri to Iyana-Iba.
According to him, the waste police were deployed pursuant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s avowed commitment to address the environmental and traffic challenges bedevilling the state.
Ismail lamented that only 19 waste police officers had been deployed to the vast area, hence the need for the community leaders to synergise with LAWMA to assist the waste police to check indiscriminate waste disposal in their various domains.
Earlier, the Igando-Ikotun CDC Chairman, Elder Ademola Osibeluwo, said the meeting would afford community leaders an opportunity to express themselves about waste-related concerns in their neighbourhoods.
Also, the CDC chairman said that the government did not want any disagreement between the communities and the Private Sector Participants (PSPs) charged with the responsibility of waste evacuation in those communities.
“Everyone must say how the situation can improve because we are here to correct the ills.
“We’re here to brainstorm; not fight,” he said.
However, Osibeluwo noted that the waste police would not be able to work effectively without collaborating with landlords and CDA leaders in their various areas of operation.
He urged Ismail to ensure that the waste police were properly introduced to the community leaders in whose domains they were deployed to prevent cases of mistaken identity.
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