LAGOS – The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Wednesday said it had added street washing in some highbrow areas to preserve investments on some new roads in the state.
Mr Ola Oresanya, the General Manager of the authority, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said that the authority had ten mechanical sweeping machines which sweep, wash and scrub roads in the night.
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“We have commenced streets washing. We are washing some streets right now.
“We are not just sweeping, we are also washing. We wash the road after sweeping, then in the night we scrub with the kerb and the road itself.
“We have about ten mechanical sweepers and they work over night.
“We started at Lagos Secretariat, then Awolowo, Ikoyi, we have Kingsway road and Boudelon and other streets in high brow areas for now.
“Just to make sure that where we have new roads, they are preserved.
“It is all in our plan to see how we preserve our investments (roads), the public funds taxes that were used to make those roads.
“Those roads are made to last nothing less than 30 years and we must make sure they are really preserved.’’
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The general manager also disclosed that, under the second ten year rolling plan, the authority planned to boost the economics of waste management.
He also said that the authority would expand its scope by having Material Recovery Facility.
According to him, the project is aimed at processing waste for domestic usage and for export.
He said majority of the waste would be exported to Asian countries where the waste would be converted. (NAN)