Lagos – The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Tuesday said that it would help to facilitate the payment of money owed the wastes managers by residents.
Mr Olumuyiwa Adejokun, the Executive Chairman of the authority, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, the LAWMA feels the pains of the operators as they are not finding it easy, working without getting paid on time for the service they rendered.
“The plight of the operators, referred to as Wastes Managers, in terms of non-payment of their money will be first on my priorities list.
“Their money and the arrears, being owed by residents, will definitely be paid.
“They should not relent in their duties of managing wastes in the state very well.
“We recognise their job of removing waste from the streets of Lagos and commend them for their efforts.
“The issue of clearing what is owed them would be sorted out soon,’’ he said.
Adejokun said that the Authority would continue to interact with the PSP operators to find solutions to their problems.
He said that the LAWMA management would look at the issue of waste management generally to ease the burden of the wastes managers.
Adejokun promised to ensure adequate monitoring and policing of the PSP activities as well as providing adequate security for their operation, especially at odd hours.
He stressed the need to provide security to reduce the harassment suffered by PSP operators from street urchins and the ‘Area Boys’. (NAN)