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Lagos Street Sweepers Get Insurance Cover

Titilayo Abereowo  
Updated July 18, 2020
Highway sweepers in action, during the clean-up and evacuation of refuse exercise along Apapa-Wharf corridor, organised by APM terminals in partnership with LAWMA, at Apapa, on Thursday, 26thSept., 2019.
Highway sweepers in action, during the clean-up and evacuation of refuse exercise along Apapa-Wharf corridor, organised by APM terminals in partnership with LAWMA, at Apapa, on Thursday, 26th September, 2019.

 

The Lagos State Government has insured street sweepers in the state owing to the risks they face while discharging their daily duties.

This was confirmed by the Lagos Waste Management Authority in a statement issued on Friday.

LAWMA noted that the development is to ensure that the welfare of the sweepers in the state is being taken care of.

While describing the workers as front liners in the management of waste in the state, the agency praised them for their efforts in ensuring that the megacity remains squeaky clean

Under the LAWMA CEO programme, the insurance policy will cover amongst others: death while in active service, permanent disability, and medical expenses.

The waste agency explained that its acting “Managing Director, Ibrahim Odumboni, has made a resolve and unequivocally so, that the primary focus and the mandate of the Authority in managing and regulation of waste will not be compromised, deploying the best global practices in achieving same, in line with the “THEMES” agenda of Mr.Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in achieving a cleaner and healthier environment and the general well-being of Lagosians.”