By Okuanwan Offiong
Lagos – Mr Segun Adeniji, the General Manager, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Thursday said plans had been concluded to pay street sweepers the outstanding month salary for the year.
Adeniyi gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Niger (NAN) in Lagos following complaints made by the sweepers.
“We are responsible for the category of sweepers on orange clothes, those on lemon clothes are handle by contractors.
“Those engaged by LAWMA have been paid up to November, I am speaking to you authoritatively; we only owe them for December.
“They were paid before the holiday and if not, they all should be paid before the end of the day.
“For December, yes we have not paid, but we are not owing them for November,” Adeniji said.
The street sweepers in Lagos, under the supervision of the LAWMA told NAN that yet to receive their salary for the month of November and December.
Some of the sweepers, who pleaded anonymity, said they celebrated their Christmas without their salaries.
“We were expecting our supervisor to pay us before Christmas but unfortunately we spent Christmas without any salary and we could not buy things to celebrate without family.
“We just appeal that our two months salaries should not be carried forward to the New Year, it will be very unbearable, most of us depend solely on the sweeping job,” they said.
They called on the authority to improve on their working tools and increase in salary considering the economy situation. (NAN)