LAWMA blames cart pushers for health hazards


Samson Folarin

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority has blamed cart pushers for the rise in indiscriminate disposal of waste and exposure of residents to health hazards.

The LAWMA Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Akinleye Kayode, in a statement on Saturday, said the state had vowed to clamp down on cart pushers in order to restore sanity to the state.

He said, “Efforts to protect the environment are being hampered by the activities of cart pushers, who engage in the flagrant acts of indiscriminate waste disposal in such places as canals, road medians, undeveloped properties, etc.

“The menace of cart pushing in some parts of the state has led to the rise in indiscriminate waste disposal and exposure of residents to myriads of health hazards, especially during this period that the Lagos State Government is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We cannot fold our arms and watch a few unscrupulous elements jeopardise efforts of the state to make the Lagos metropolis cleaner, healthier and liveable for all. To this end, all forms of cart pushing remains banned and anyone caught contravening the environmental laws of the state will face the full wrath of the law.”

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