Within the next two weeks, the current heaps of refuse dotting major highways and streets across Lagos State will soon be a thing of the past, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has assured residents.
The juicy blog reports that Lagos, with its over 17 million inhabitants, produces about 14,000 metric tonnes of waste – in the form of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, food and other materials – daily.
In recognition of the large amount of waste generated daily in the state, Gov. Ambode stated that more equipment had been procured to address the issue, adding that immediately on arrival, they would be deployed to clear refuse from the streets and major roads.
The governor gave the assurance, yesterday, after inaugurating new board of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), headed by a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Daniel Isiofia.
He said: “I can assure you that in another two weeks, we will not be discussing the issue of resurgence of waste again in Lagos State. This is because more trucks are coming into Lagos to clear the waste from the streets”.
The governor also stressed that the new waste management policy of government, encapsulated in the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), was designed to holistically address the challenges in the sector, and that all hands were already on deck to confront the initial hitches with the transition period.