Retrospect: Sanwo-Olu Commissions 102 Brand New Waste Collection Trucks, 100 Double Dino Bins

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As part of his administration’s efforts towards ensuring a cleaner Lagos, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday commissioned 102 brand new locally assembled waste collection trucks and 100 double dino bins for the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

Speaking during the event at the Sports Ground, Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said the 102-brand new waste collection vehicles comprising 30(nos) of 12 Cubic meter Compactor Trucks, 60(nos) of 24 cubic meter compactor trucks and 12(nos) Hook Loaders, and 100 double dino bins are locally assembled in Lagos, adding that the drivers and their assistants have been trained to troubleshoot and fix simple issues that might arise as they move around the State.

According to the governor, the commissioning is encapsulated in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the current administration, solid waste management represents a crucial part of the ‘Health and Environment’ pillar.

He said that the newly unveiled equipment will enable LAWMA to effectively fulfil its mandate on behalf of the people of Lagos.

Noting that it is testament to the administration’s determination to secure the public and environmental health of the state, as well as to improve Lagos aesthetic value of our environment, Sanwo-Olu added that his administration is “equally focused on permanently changing the habits and mindsets of Lagosians regarding the management of waste; inculcating a culture of responsible usage, and of sorting and recycling.

He confirmed that LAWMA is leaving no stone unturned to achieve the kind and scale of behaviour change required of the residents of a 21st-century megacity.

While entrusting the new implements to their care, the governor charged the LAWMA staff to put them to good use, handle them responsibly, well-maintain them, and ensure that “Lagos must be made clean and kept clean.”

Also at the event, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni, noted that the event marked a turn-around in the fortunes of the Agency, “because Mr Governor made a promise and delivered on his promise.”

He commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his “steadfast support for the abiding faith in our ability to deliver, and for keeping this particular promise.’

Odunbomi also lauded the governor for “graciously illuminating our path, positioning us for progress and better performance.”

“Accordingly, therefore, the trucks will be distributed among LAWMA formations and operational districts, for effective coverage of the state, and for optimal performance,” the LASTMA boss promised.

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