… sweepers show PVCs in readiness to vote
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos Waste Management
Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has announced that the salaries
of sanitation workers in the state have been increased by 20%, as
promised by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the
recent rally organised by the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria
(AWAMN) in support of the presidential bid of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Mr. Odumboni made this announcement during a meeting with the sweepers
at LAWMA’s headquarters, Ijora-Olopa, where he also revealed that they
would be provided with new work tools such as overalls, boots, personal
protective equipment (PPE) etc, which would enable them to discharge
their duties effectively, adding that the government is committed to
providing the necessary support for the sweepers to carry out their
He also admonished the sanitation workers to ensure they perform their
civic responsibility by voting at the forthcoming elections. He urged
them to spread the word to their neighbourhoods and to exercise their
voting rights, adding that the government was counting on them to make
their voices heard through their votes.
The LAWMA boss eulogised the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola
Tinubu, who he said introduced the PSP and street sweeping schemes
during his tenure as Lagos State governor, adding that he laid the
foundation for effective waste management, which the state is currently
In appreciation of the gesture by the state government, the sweepers,
chanting “On your mandate we shall stand” and waving their Permanent
Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in support of Tinubu’s presidential ambition and
second term bid of Governor Sanwo-Olu, promised to cast their votes at
the elections, expressing their gratitude to the Lagos State Government
for remembering them during this period.
This increase in salary and provision of work tools for the sweepers is
a positive step towards improving their working conditions and ensuring
they have the necessary resources to perform their duties effectively.
It is also a clear indication of the government’s commitment to
providing support to the hardworking sanitation workers who perform
their duties to sanitise the environment.
The news of the increased salaries and provision of work tools has been
well received by the sweepers and has generated a lot of positive
reactions. Many have praised the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu led
administration for its efforts in improving the lives of the sweepers
and for recognising their contribution to the society.