Kate Henshaw wrote;
Can Lagos be clean again???
The tweet is coming few days after residents and motorists, raised alarm over increasing heaps of refuse in Lagos ,especially along major roads and streets, lamenting that besides the health risk, it is compounding the gridlock in the state.
They decried the stench oozing from the refuse dumped on major roads and streets in the state. Residents and motorists told Vanguard that among major roads and streets in the state were currently filled with refuse waiting to be cleared were Lagos-Badagry Expressway specifically Okokomaiko end of the road, Ojuelegba, LASU-Isheri road, Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Mushin, Isolo road, Akanro, Ilasamaja, Mushin Agege Moto Road, Ishaga, Lawanson and others. A resident,
Miss. Georgina Ezekiel, while expressing disgust, said: “It is no more Lagos. It is now Ijora-Badia state. Lagos has never been this dirty. I passed through Ojuelegba road yesterday and you needed to see the huge refuse dump along the road.”
According to Rose Daniel, “while going out yesterday, I passed through Igando and you needed to have seen the high level of dumps at the bus stop, almost all the bus stop had same logo. And that was when I concluded that the state is dirty and it really pained me for what Lagos is becoming in recent times.”
A commercial driver, Olayiwola Rasak, while lamenting the refuse that littered the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, said: “You need to see refuse at the Okokomaiko end of Lagos-Badagry Expressway. It has taken over one lane of the road. We spend more hours than expected.”
Reacting, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, in a statement posted on his official social media handle, assured residents that the state government had commenced action to address the situation.