The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has announced that the salaries of sanitation workers in the State have been increased by 20%, as promised by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at a recent rally organised by the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN) in support of the presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Mr. Odumboni made the announcement during a meeting with the sweepers at LAWMA’s headquarters, Ijora-Olopa, where he also revealed that they would be provided with new work tools such as overalls, boots, personal protective equipment (PPE), etc., which would enable them to discharge their duties effectively.
He added that the government was committed to providing the necessary support for the sweepers to carry out their roles efficiently.
He also admonished the sanitation workers to ensure they perform their civic responsibility by voting at the forthcoming elections, urging them to spread the word to their neighbourhoods and to exercise their voting rights, adding that the government was counting on them to make their voices heard through their votes.
The LAWMA boss eulogised the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who he said introduced the PSP and street sweeping schemes during his tenure as Lagos State governor, adding that he laid the foundation for effective waste management, which the state is currently benefiting from.