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    Lagos Gov’t to seal houses without waste bin from July 7

    The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said that it will begin the sealing of homes without waste bins on Lagos Island and Mainland from July 7.

    LAWMA Executive Director, Finance, Kunle Adebiyi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, in Lagos.

    According to him, the decision followed an earlier issuance of abatement notices to the affected areas two months ago.

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    He urged property owners and residents to procure adequate waste bins for their homes.

    “It is crucial for residents to cultivate proper environmental habits and support the efforts of the authority to establish a cleaner and more livable environment.

    “By taking action against violations and ensuring compliance, we can create a sustainable environment and help build the Lagos of our dream,” Adebiyi said.

    He said that the notice of intention to seal would serve as a final warning to residents who were yet to procure the bins and maintain proper waste management practices.

    Adebiyi added that the enforcement action was aimed at encouraging responsible environmental behavior and to reduce pollution in the city.

    “LAWMA’s Enforcement Team will target areas on Lagos Mainland and Island, where violations have been observed.

    “The team will carry out thorough inspections to identify individuals, households, or businesses that have consistently neglected waste management guidelines.

    “Those found in violation will receive an intention to seal notice, outlining the specific actions required to rectify the situation and avoid further penalties.

    “The exercise will be in phases; this is the phase one, and we will visit other areas in the state to ensure full compliance,” Adebiyi said.




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