Residents Dump Refuse On The Road, Protest LAWMA Failure To Cart Away Refuse

-Hon. Agunbiade’s prompt intervention help douse tension

Kunle Adelabu with Wale Jagun

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Refused dumped by the residents to barricaded Ota-Ona/Anibaba/Sheriff Road in Ikorodu this morning

Enough is enough! That was the message residents of Ikorodu seem to be saying to the poor services being rendered by waste managers within Ikorodu, particularly the non-evacuation of wastes.

THE IMPACT witnessed massive protests by the residents of Anibaba, Ota-Ona, Sheriff and Ireshe as they trooped out early this morning, dumping their refuse on the road to protest failure of the LAWMA to cart their refuse away for weeks.

Several parts of the community have been complaining about this for weeks and decided this morning to block major roads in the community to call the attention of the government to their situation.

The situation caused serious traffic gridlock with motorists rushing out after the monthly environmental services were held up in the traffic.

Mostly affected are Ota-Ona, Ireshe/Aga and , Ikorodu/Oba Omoalaja Ogunlewe Roads.

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Situation at Adaraloye/Ireshe Road junction this morning

The development has made some residents of the affected areas that spoke with THE IMPACT to clamour for the return of the ever-present cart pusher service, who according to them are prompt in the evacuation and disposal of wastes.

A resident who spoke with THE IMPACT on a motorbike described the situation as ‘Ikorodu refuse spring’.

The Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade who promptly visited the affected areas was seen by our reporter appealing to the residents for understanding and promising to see to their complaints addressed.

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Hon. Agunbiade intervening this morning

The lawmaker was also seen by our reporter joining in clearing the refuse on the road to allow for free vehicular movement.

Residents are calling on the government to help the situation by drafting men of the LAWMA to quickly evacuate the dumped refuse on the major roads in Ikorodu and live up to its billing by also carting away refuse placed at different locations in the town.

 

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