The government of Lagos State has announced a warning to residents over dumping of waste, indiscriminately.
This was made known by Babatunde Adejare, the commissioner for environment, during a TV programme on Friday.
The commissioner also promised that defaulters would be severly punished if found.
Adejare said that Lagos produces 13,000 metric tons of waste everyday and added that the heaps of refuse seen all over the state was aggravated by acts of saboteurs and dredgers.
Mr Adejare said: “Under the CLI, waste would first be collected from all the 377 wards in the state before being transported to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where they would be sorted out into nylons, papers, bottles and organic wastes for recycling.
“About 27,500 workers would be employed and they would earn slightly more than the minimum wage, enjoy medical and life insurance as well as injury cover. They will not spend money on transportation as they would be recruited from their neighbourhood.”
The commissioner also promised Lagosians that Lagos State would be the first state in Nigeria to solve the issue of waste disposal.