By Olasunkanmi Akoni
FOLLOWING the rising cost of operations, the Lagos State Government and Private Sector Participant, PSP, operators, may approve an upward tariff review projected for about 50 per cent in waste bills, effective from October 1, 2023.
Meanwhile, 83 persons have been convicted and jailed, over 1,200 penalised to sweep and over 3,000 fined in Lagos after being convicted for various forms of offences relating to indiscriminate disposal of waste in Lagos, in the last year.
Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni, said this while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs on waste management, updates on activities from the beginning of 2022 till August, recent challenges solutions and sustainability measures put in place by the agency in the state.
Odumboni said: “The fuel subsidy is in addition to subsidies offered the PSP operators in areas where we have challenges.
“We are giving them additional subsidies to share among all operators that we feel the impact is biting hard on; so that they continue to deliver the level of service we expect them to deliver.
“Attitudinal change is one of the biggest challenges we have in waste management and I know that through the support of the State and everyone we can make a significant change.”