COVID-19: LASG directs scavengers to instantly vacate dump websites

The Lagos State Government has directed all scavengers within the state to vacate all dumpsites with rapid impact as a manner of curbing the unfold of COVID-19 within the state.

Mr Tunji Bello, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources gave the directive on Monday.

Bello in an announcement he issued additionally directed the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to instantly give impact to the directive.

He mentioned that this was consistent with measures launched to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 within the state.

“Under no circumstance ought to anybody be allowed to proceed scavenging on the varied dumpsites throughout this state.

“Also LAWMA must ensure that Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators are only allowed to dump and depart immediately from the sites, no form of unwholesome business would be allowed to thrive on any of the dumpsites.

“Also no form of gatherings either formal or informal by PSP operators will be allowed on the sites.”

The commissioner additionally appealed to the chairmen of the native authorities areas and native council improvement areas (LG/LCDA) to help the state authorities to make sure that these involved comply.

He mentioned that they need to discourage pointless gathering of individuals within the streets and suburbs together with road merchants.

He additionally suggested the LG/LCDA helmsmen to strictly be certain that a lot of persons are not allowed to assemble at gaming and betting centres positioned inside their localities at any cut-off date.

He mentioned that it was vital for council chairmen within the state to key into the varied proactive preventive measures of the governor towards stopping the unfold of the virus within the state.


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