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Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) MD. Ibrahim Odumboni, Frowns At Arbitrary Increase Of Waste Tariff.

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We Do Not Support Arbitrary Increase of Waste Tariff, LAWMA MD Cautions Operators

The managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has frowned at the attitude of some PSP operators who do not follow the laid down procedure before increasing the price of waste disposal service.

Responding to an online complaint by a Lagosian, who had alleged that LAWMA had Increased the monthly waste evacuation charges, Mr. Odumboni stated clearly that LAWMA as a regulatory body only regulate the amount to be charged by any PSP operator but do not dictate the prices as assumed by the general public.

Nevertheless, LAWMA Boss said he has reached out to both the complaint and also the operator and the situation as been resolved.
‘I have spoken to the complainant this morning to address his concerns whilst investigation to unravel the true situation is ongoing.’
Mr. Odumboni stated that the agency is aware of the need for an upward review of the prices due to the prevailing economic situation in the country vis a vis the operating cost of these trucks in carrying out their day to day waste evacuation services.

Nevertheless, the MD stated that the rate charged for services must be done under the agreed laid down procedure.

The process which the LAWMA boss emphasised, must include discussions and deliberations with the host communities and consultations with LAWMA.

‘There is the issue of operating cost and the survival of the business but what I say to the PSPs and keep saying to them is that the people come first. Lagosians come first and so you can not just fix a price because we all under thesame economic climate.’

‘So it is important that as you begin to consider the idea of increasing the tariff, you must carry along the people you are servicing. They must be involved in the process because they are the ones paying. And LAWMA as the regulatory body must be aware and consulted before a final price is reach and announced. That is the procedure and it must be followed,’ Odumboni stated.

He urged residents to patronise their PSP and pay their waste bill timely as LAWMA promises to always customer first.

He advised tenements to be very vigilant and only pay their waste bills to PSP company account only or designated LAWMA account where applicable.

Earlier today, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), in conjunction with the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (the umbrella body for the Waste Managers, PSP), released a statement debunking the news that there had been an increase in waste tariff and that they would not support any arbitrary increase in waste collection tariff.

 

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Lasu, Has A New VC As Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Approves The Appointment Of Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello. i

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Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).

A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Professor Olatunji-Bello was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.

She was the First Professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007 after rising through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988 to 1991) to Associate Professor in 2005 at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba.

In 2012, Mrs. Olatunji-Bello attended the Course 34 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, the highest policy advisory body of the Federal Government, as a nominee of the National Universities Commission.

A member of the National Institute (mni), Mrs. Olatunji-Bello holds a Fellowship Award of the Physiological Society of Nigeria and was also appointed a Fellow of the Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation in the year 2019.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello as well as two other candidates, Professor Omotayo R. Awofolu and Professor Senapon Bakare, were recommended for the position in order of ranking respectively.

The process of selecting a substantive Vice-Chancellor for LASU commenced with advertisements for the vacant position in three National dailies on Friday, July 30th and Friday 13th August, 2021 respectively.

The tenure of the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, lapsed on January 11, 2021.

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Tragedy, Girl 14 Kills Classmate In A Fight.

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Zambia police has detained a 14 year old girl for allegedly killing a male classmate during a fight.

The deceased boy is also aged 14 of Kasompe Township.

The incident happened yesterday when the two pupils picked up a fight after classes.

Copperbelt Police Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Chambwa has confirmed the death of the juvenile in a telephone interview.

Mr. Chambwa said the deceased is alleged to have been hit, leading to him falling on the ground and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Nchanga Hospital.

He said the incident is very unfortunate, adding that investigations have been launched to establish what exactly could have had happened.

Mr. Chambwa stated that the body of the deceased is in the mortuary while the suspect is currently held by police as investigations continue in the matter.

The identities of both the suspect and deceased have been withheld as investigations in the matter continue.

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Just In, Lagos State House Of Assembly Passes Bills On VAT And Open Grazing

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The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed bills of the State’s Value Added Tax (VAT), with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The House assembly also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state.

The bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting after it was read thrice.

Just as the bills were passed, the Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.

“I Thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said.

Recall that the House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.

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