Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu today commissioned 102 brand new Locally assembled compactor trucks and 100 Double Dino Bins for the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) at the Sports Ground, Lagos House, Ikeja.
The 102-brand new waste collection vehicles comprising 30(nos) of 12 Cubic meter Compactor Trucks, 60(nos) of 24 cubic meter compactor trucks and 12(nos) Hook Loaders, and 100 double dino bins.
All the trucks are locally assembled in Lagos, Nigeria here and drivers and their assistants have been trained to troubleshoot and fix simple issues that might arise as they move around the State. Each vehicle also has trackers for effective monitoring.
The average compactor truck can carry 10 tons of waste (most usually carry less), this implies that we need to make more than 1,300 compactor trips daily to provide an effective waste collection service.
This commissioning is encapsulated in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration, solid waste management represents a crucial part of the ‘Health and Environment’ pillar.
The trucks have no space for “hanging”, it has a dedicated sitting compartment for the workers that will handle the waste as they move around the State.
These trucks will be distributed among LAWMA formations and operational districts, for effective coverage of the state, for optimal performance and the work begins IMMEDIATELY.