The Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, in collaboration with Visionscape, has cleared over 12,600 metric tonnes of waste from over 80 locations across Lagos State within the last 10 days in an exercise tagged ‘Operation Deep Clean’.
Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare in a statement issued by the Ministry, affirmed the government’s resolve to rid the State of refuse heaps and solicited the support of all residents for the soon-to-be fully launched Cleaner Lagos Initiative.
“Since the exercise began, over 80 locations across the State have been covered and we are building momentum in spite of the heavy rainfall this season. We are building a new culture of waste management in Lagos. We are optimistic that all communities in the State will see overall benefits of this drive to put an integrated waste management system in place “, he said.
The statement maintained that many Lagosians in the areas that have been cleared commended the initiative saying that the impact would be phenomenal once it spreads to all parts of the state.
Locations that have been cleared include Abijo along Lekki Expressway in Eti- Osa Local Government, Oke Afa Bridge around Oke Afa Bus Stop in Ejigbo, Osapa Junction in Lekki, Awori-Oniyaya/Balogun Ilawe in Agege, Alaba Suru Market in Ifelodun area, Durbar Road, Mile 2 (Jakande Estate) Amuwo Odofin.
Others are Olaogun Street in Ebute Metta, Roju Avenue in Kosofe/Ojota, Church Bus Stop at Igando Road, Igando Ikotun, St Finbars College in Akoka, Moshood Abiola Model Market in Agege Lagos, among others.