A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the Black Youth Vanguard (BYV), has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on his unwavering commitment towards ensuring a hygienic environment that would guarantee healthy living of the good people of the state.
Making the commendation Friday in Lagos on behalf of the NGO, Comrade JamesAdeyemi, said, the governor has again confirmed to the people of the state state that he would not deviate from walking his talk through his commitment to the THEMES agenda that includes clean and hygienic environment.
The organization spoke on the heel of the launching of the 102 compactor trucks and 100 waste bins to boost refuse collection in Lagos State by the governor, the development the NGO described as heart-warming, commendable and praise-worthy.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Wednesday unveiled 102 brand new compactor trucks, and 100 double Dino bins, for the operation of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), which were presented to him by the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello.
“What makes the development more heart-warming is the fact that the equipment was locally assembled. This shows that the administration of Sanwo-Olu is looking inward and thinking out of the box to realise its dream of moving the state to the next level through the THEMES agenda. Then, this calls for maximum support and cooperation from the people to serve as encouragement for the governor to do more,” the NGO boss asserted.
Adeyemi agreed with the governor that, the launching of the trucks and materials were in fulfilment of his “administration’s determination to secure the public and environmental health of the State, as well as to improve the aesthetic value of our environment,” admitting that, his governing agenda encapsulated as T.H.E.M.E.S, solid waste management represents a crucial cog of the Health and Environment pillar.
“This is another step forward towards opportunity for job creation for the teeming youth of the state and beyond. The multiplier effect would be drastic reduction in crime rate and youth restiveness,” Olukayode submitted, urging the people to seize the opportunity to benefit from the development.
The governor was also commended for inventing the whooping sum of over N2billion to rehabilitate dumpsites across the state with another N1 billion currently being invested in the construction of three new transfer loading stations.
The newly launched equipment were thirty 12 Cubic Meter Compactor Trucks, sixty 24 Cubic Meter Compactor Trucks and 12 Hook Loaders, which the governor informed “represents one of the largest singular investments ever in the waste management sector in the State.”
The NGO therefore urged for proper maintenance of the tools so as to elongate their life span.