Friday, December 1, 2017 10:00AM / Press Release
The Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) has announced 08042532637, and 08139840260 as hotline numbers through which residents can directly make enquiries, complaints or offer suggestions on waste management in Lagos State.
The hotline provided by the CLI will further deepen the ongoing efforts by the government towards managing waste in the state. In addition to the hotline, residents can also find out more information about CLI by visiting www.cleanerlagos.org.
As part of efforts to achieve a cleaner, healthy and safer environment, the state government assigned Visionscape, a leading global environmental utility group, to provide waste management services in Lagos.
Several activities such as ‘Operation Deep Clean,’ Waste bag distribution, stakeholders’ engagement forums, distribution of waste bins across the state, training of Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) personnel and sensitization of traders have been put in place by the governments to ensure successful implementation of the initiative.
CLI will ensure regular collection of waste with trucks by properly kitted operators, proper distribution of bins across the state, effective operation of sanitation workers, regular cleaning of waterways, highways and drainage system to prevent flooding.
The program which was initiated by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led government aims to make Lagos the greenest city in Africa by 2029, reducing the accumulation of solid waste, promoting reducing, reusing and recycling practices, preventing public littering and disposal of waste, and treatment of waterways, wastewater and sewage.
Furthermore, the initiative aims at reducing greenhouse gas emission and air pollution to decrease the impact on climate change, engaging in environmental based projects to address and reverse degradation and decrease Lagos’ crime rate with the creation of over 30, 000 direct and indirect jobs intended to alleviate poverty.