The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, said that the cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI, will commence operations in the first week of September.
Speaking on the development, Governor Ambode urged the people to remain patient with his administration as the plan which is a holistic and comprehensive waste management policy was currently in its gestation period.
He said once fully operational, waste would be collected in line with international best practices, while all parts of the State would be kept clean always.
The Governor, however, urged residents to adopt a new attitude to waste disposal and desist from dumping refuse in drainages and canals, assuring that the Government would provide adequate bins to discourage indiscriminate dumping.
Meanwhile, Ambode said all the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Chairmen have been mandated to ensure the 24/7 cleaning of the environment, while officials of the State Government would be moving round to evacuate waste.