Further to the preventive measures already outlined by the Authority to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and following on from the State Government’s latest guidance banning large gatherings of people, it has become imperative to halt scavenging activities on all LAWMA dumpsites with immediate effect.
This decision was borne out of the urgent need to protect the health and safety of Lagosians considering that personal hygiene is the most important preventive mechanism for the spread of the COVID-19 virus and this clearly cannot be guaranteed on a dumpsite.
Henceforth, no persons will be allowed on any of our site/s to carry out any form of scavenging activity and any violators will be prosecuted.
In order to cushion the impact on their livelihoods, scavengers will be fully incorporated into the community recycling centers being set up by the state government.
LAWMA wishes to assure the public that we will continue to closely monitor events and make appropriate and lifesaving adjustment/s in line with global, federal and state government guidelines.
Let’s all work together to rid ourselves of the common enemy: COVID-19