In a bid to rid Lagos of illegal sewage discharge at undesignated points, the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO), in collaboration with the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences, has commenced the clampdown on illegal operators discharging sewage at Iddo, Adekunle Lagoon end and Costain area of Lagos over the weekend.
The General Manager, Engr. Adebola Matanmi, stated that the exercise tagged “Operation Stop Illegal Discharge of Sewage”, was embarked upon to dissuade recalcitrant operators from discharging sewage at unapproved points, stressing that the six discharge points approved by the Agency are Mile-2, Admiralty-Lekki, Odo-Iya Alaro/Ojota, Oregun/Alausa, Abesan and Tolu.
While commending members of the Sewage and Wastewater Dislodgers Association of Nigeria (SEWADAN) for not being involved in the illegal activities, he pleaded for the support of the body not to hesitate to report any operator suspected to be involved in the illegal discharge at undesignated points.
He emphasised that LSWMO is determined to sanitise the operations of the sector with a view to promoting and protecting stakeholders’ investments, calling on more investors to key into the huge opportunities that abound in the Wastewater sector and declaring that the Office is ready to support their businesses and investments.
The General Manager warned those involved in the illegal discharge to desist before the law catches up with them and enjoined all operators in the sector to regularise their operations by obtaining the needed permits from the Lagos State Wastewater Management Office (LSWMO).
Engr. Matanmi equally pleaded with all law-abiding Lagosians to support the present administration through the office with the necessary information of illegal discharge activities in any part of Lagos State aside from the six-listed approved points by forwarding such information to the Agency through the emails: firstname.lastname@example.org. ng or email@example.com or by calling/sending SMS to 08022022397 for necessary action.