A supervisor with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority has called out Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni over alleged unpaid salaries.
According to the LAWMA staff, workers’ salaries have not been paid for three months.
He shared an emotional video on social media which has gone viral, saying the LAWMA MD had no compassion on the elderly women cleaning the roads and that they are hungry.
He knelt down begging the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to come to their rescue.
“Mr Ibrahim, LAWMA MD, what did the poor do to you? What did the mothers do to you? What did they buy from your tray, and did not pay, that you decided to make them go through this kind of punishment?
“We go to work every day. We ensure that Lagos State is clean. We go to work very early in the morning till 4 pm – when we return home. When there was COVID-19 lockdown, we had no break. We were still going out and ensured that Lagos was clean.
“When it was time to pay our salaries, how did it suddenly become hard for you? You are owing us three months’ salaries. We are hungry. The mothers are hungry. Give us our salaries.
“I am an asthmatic patient. I work with LAWMA as a supervisor. Look at what I use? Ask a doctor, ask them at the pharmacy how much it is worth. It is N6,500, with this one (inhaler). When they did not pay my salary, where do you want me to get money to buy my drugs?”
“And we are toiling. What is the essence of the work? We are the ones keeping Lagos clean.
“Ibrahim, LAWMA MD, don’t allow the widows to curse you. If they curse you, it will stick.
Watch the video below.