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Government suspends NURTW activities on Lagos Island

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The Lagos State Government has suspended activities of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Eyin Eyo, Church Street and Idumota Bridge due to the recent violence in the areas indefinitely.

This, it was gathered,  is in fulfillment of the objectives of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda on security and good governance under Traffic Management and Transportation.

At a stakeholder meeting comprising the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Central Business District (CBD) and Lagos State Market Women Association (Iya Oloja General and Iya Oloja of Lagos Island), the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Oluwatoyin Fayinka announced the ban to prevent further acts of violence at Idumota and directed the Lagos State Parks Monitoring Authority to resume at Eyin Eyo.

Fayinka further directed the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to station an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) on Idumota Bridge to deter motorists from driving against traffic in compliance with traffic rules and regulations and enforce the suspension of the NURTW within the axis and simultaneously flush out the Oju Opake boys lurking along Plaza around Church Street axis.

Also suspended are the activities of the transport union at Church Street and John Street particularly Keke Marwa and Mini Buses (Korope).

The Special Adviser added that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in collaboration with the State Police Command will ensure safety of lives in the area.

“State Security Operatives are hereby put on Red Alert to ensure Safety and Security of lives and property in Lagos Island and environs’ Fayinka stated.

Appreciating the position just taken by State Government, the Iya Oloja, Lagos Island Alhaja Risikat Odumosu, while expressing her displeasure at the wanton looting and destruction of their goods in shops around Idumota area, appealed to the government to come to their rescue, adding that they will not stand back and watch their properties destroyed by miscreants.

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BASEPA evacuated 1750 trips of waste from 38 dump sites in first quarter of 2022

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Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has presented the first quarter of 2022 progress report on the Solid Waste Management Evacuation declaring that it evacuated 1750 trips from about 38 suitable and non-suitable waste collection centres in the State capital with Bakin Kura and Bluespot Waste Collection centres as the most frequent ones.

A paper presented by the Desk Officer, Solid Waste Management of the Agency, Habila Simon Danlami showed that within the period under review, BASEPA and Cosmopolitan Cleaners Limited evacuated the waste from the different dump sites.

The paper also identified about 80 Solid Waste Collection centres across the metropolis of which more than 55 % were cancelled through the Municipal Solid Waste Management Framework (MSWMF) introduced by BASEPA.

In his contribution, the Director-General of the Agency, Dr Ibrahim Kabir commended the Desk Officer for a wonderful presentation and said the idea of the interaction is to make everyone aware of what the Agency is doing and to also receive feedback from members of staff on how best the Agency will handle its activities and for them to be good ambassadors of BASEPA.

On the issue of indiscriminate and unhealthy dumping of wastes by the roadside, the Director-General said that the Agency has already identified some of the dirtiest streets in the metropolis and all attachments have been concluded for the ban which Nassarawa Street will be pilot, while the others will follow subsequently.

A criteria to be considered while setting a collection centre is the socio-economic status of the community on whether they can afford to engage service providers or not among others.

Other important issues discussed during the interaction are the issues of scavenging business and the proposal of siting land outside the metropolis for the operators and the final drafting and presentation of the reviewed legal instruments of the Agency for onward transmission to the His Excellency and to the State Assembly for legislative actions.

All other Directors, Desk Officers and members of staff who spoke during the interaction made important contributions and suggestions on how best to handle the affairs of the Agency and commended the Director-General for providing the avenue for all to take charge as contained in a statement by Isyaka Laminu Badamasi, SA Media to DG BASEPA.

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Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has presented the first quarter of 2022 progress report on the Solid Waste Management Evacuation declaring that it evacuated 1750 trips from about 38 suitable and non-suitable waste collection centres in the State capital with Bakin Kura and Bluespot Waste Collection centres as the most frequent ones.

A paper presented by the Desk Officer, Solid Waste Management of the Agency, Habila Simon Danlami showed that within the period under review, BASEPA and Cosmopolitan Cleaners Limited evacuated the waste from the different dump sites.

The paper also identified about 80 Solid Waste Collection centres across the metropolis of which more than 55 % were cancelled through the Municipal Solid Waste Management Framework (MSWMF) introduced by BASEPA.

In his contribution, the Director-General of the Agency, Dr Ibrahim Kabir commended the Desk Officer for a wonderful presentation and said the idea of the interaction is to make everyone aware of what the Agency is doing and to also receive feedback from members of staff on how best the Agency will handle its activities and for them to be good ambassadors of BASEPA.

On the issue of indiscriminate and unhealthy dumping of wastes by the roadside, the Director-General said that the Agency has already identified some of the dirtiest streets in the metropolis and all attachments have been concluded for the ban which Nassarawa Street will be pilot, while the others will follow subsequently.

A criteria to be considered while setting a collection centre is the socio-economic status of the community on whether they can afford to engage service providers or not among others.

Other important issues discussed during the interaction are the issues of scavenging business and the proposal of siting land outside the metropolis for the operators and the final drafting and presentation of the reviewed legal instruments of the Agency for onward transmission to the His Excellency and to the State Assembly for legislative actions.

All other Directors, Desk Officers and members of staff who spoke during the interaction made important contributions and suggestions on how best to handle the affairs of the Agency and commended the Director-General for providing the avenue for all to take charge as contained in a statement by Isyaka Laminu Badamasi, SA Media to DG BASEPA.

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