INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos Waste Management Agency has reopened the Olososun Landfill in the Ojota axis of Lagos state after the initial two days closure.
Recall that the operatives had initially ordered that the dumpsite should be closed to enable the agency to carry out palliative works at the site.
Confirming the reopening, the managing director of the agency, Mr Ibrahim Odumbuni disclosed on Thursday that the temporary closure of the landfill was necessary in order to prepare the site against increased waste disposal activities during the yuletide season.
Ibrahim revealed this development in a statement titled ‘LAWMA reopens Olusosun landfill for operations’.
He added that “December will have more influx of trucks due to the volume of waste that would be generated during the period. 70 per cent of waste generated in Lagos is deposited at Olusosun.
“Turnaround time is very crucial for waste management, the tipping platform has to be very stable so that waste disposal does not take more than 10 minutes. And the Authority is working at ensuring that 10 trucks can tip at once.”
Furthermore, he reiterated that the measures will also be taken in other dumpsites across the metropolis, starting from Solous dumpsite, Igando which would also be shut down for days for the same maintenance work.
He however tasked the affected residents to cooperate with the authority adding that any challenges caused by the ongoing maintenance of the landfills were geared towards enhanced service delivery.