Concerned about the reappearance of rubbish in Lagos, the state government launched 102 new truck waste collectors and 100 containers Monday to increase waste collection in the city.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, speaking during the handover event at Lagos House, urged citizens to be responsible in garbage disposal, emphasizing that they cannot be careless and avoid the consequences.
According to the Governor, the vehicles, which include 30, 12 cubic metre compactor trucks, 60, 24 cubic metre compactor trucks, 12 hook loaders, and 100 double Dino bins, were constructed locally. According to Sanwo-Olu, this is one of the state’s largest one-time investments in the waste management sector.
Recall The Guardian recently reported on a comeback of garbage on Lagos’ medians and roadways. The governor, on the other hand, expressed confidence that combining new assets with old ones would swiftly improve waste evacuation and reduce the occurrence of black spots that degrade roadways and clog sewers.
The unveiling of Lagos State Rubbish Management’s news trucks and waste bins
The state has already invested over N2 billion in the rehabilitation of dumpsites across the state, according to the governor, and is currently investing another N1 billion in the construction of three new transfer loading stations to provide the necessary infrastructure to facilitate the effective delivery of solid waste management services.
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