According the information pulled from the organization website www.cleanerlagos.org stated that :
“The Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) is focused on improving the environment to make it cleaner, safer and healthier for all Lagosians by promoting a harmonised and holistic approach to the challenges; and as a result, improving operational efficiency.”
“The initiative is geared towards addressing, enforcing and regulating the challenges in the solid waste management systems within Lagos State, while also aiming to protect the environment, human health and social living standards of Lagos State residents.”
Its a well designed and conceptualized innovations that must be maintained and sustained for kosofe ,Agboyi ketu, ikosi isheri of kosofe federal constituency residents and the entire Lagosians . So, as to live in an hygienic environment devoid of cholera and epidemic breakout.
However, Going through some strategic locations the trash cans are placed within the affected lcdas and Local government. Will make one to easily remembered how completely dirty Lagos state, Nigeria was before senator Bola Tinubu became the state governor in 1999 and clean up the state substantially.
Since the placement of the thrash cans majority of them are filled up before collection. Thereby, causing split over on the roads . Also, Poky and pungent odours that are not good for humans health are always inhaled around the houses it’s been placed due to the late collections of the byeproduct by the designated trucks.
This odours is fast becoming like that of Ojota , Onigbongbo lcda dumpsite. That will always reminds one or stimulate you that you are either in olusosun, kudirat abiola road, ziatech road , ikosi road, Mobolaji johnson road, cmd road and ogudu road respectively.
The Kosofe local government council and the other lcdas in kosofe are far better on physical assessment compared to Mobil road in ajeromi-ifelodun LG, Apapa LG and environs, Badore road in Ajah , Eti osa LG heaps of refuses were just dumped on the roadside .
Gov. Ambode, the ministry of environment and the waste management department, agency’s and the respective council executives from the ikosi isheri lcda, Agboyi ketu lcda, kosofe LG, Eng. AbdulFatai Oyesanya, Hon.(Mr) Mayor Dele and Hon. Babatunde sofola shouldn’t just see the thrash cans been placed around but they intensify more efforts on the quick evacuation of the wastes in good time and more cans added where necessary to prevents health hazards and going back to the military era outlook of Lagos state as it then was.
More sensitization must be carried out through the cdas/CDCs Coupled with other relevant bodies to achieve the well thought out mission and vision of the cleaner Lagos initiatives.