THE Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has announced plans to close the Olusosun Landfill at Ojota for a period of 48 hours to carry out palliative works on the dumpsite for seamless waste management operations.
A release signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumbomi, noted that the closure was necessary for adequate maintenance of landfills in the State towards efficient service delivery, with particular emphasis on Olusosun.
He said: “In a bid to ensure that waste management operations at Olusosun dumpsite are effectively delivered, we will shut down the landfill for a period of 48 hours, starting from Wednesday, 10th November 2021, for maintenance”.
Odumboni averred that the Authority has made provision for the use of alternative dumpsites, where waste collection trucks could dispose of their refuse during the temporary closure of Olososun, adding that PSP operators servicing Lagos Mainland have been diverted to Solous dumpsite, Igando, while those operating in the East District and Ikorodu, have been directed to dispose of their wastes at Epe dumpsite.
He implored residents and road users in Igando and other affected areas to bear with the Authority over the expected increase in vehicular traffic necessitated by the 48-hour closure of Olusosun, stressing that the outcome of the maintenance exercise would help the agency sustain a cleaner and livable environment in all parts of the State.
The Managing Director also appealed to residents to give priority attention to maintaining cleanliness in their neighbourhoods, urging them to patronise only assigned PSP operators.
He enjoined Lagosians to call LAWMA toll-free numbers 07080601020 and 617, for inquiries and complaints on all waste and PSP related issues in their respective areas.