Oresanya, who described the sweepers as the engine room of the
organisation, working round the clock to keep the state clean and sustain the
to celebrate the women workforce of the Authority for their input towards
achieving cleaner and healthier environment in the state.
program tagged, “LAWMA Women Making A Difference, Community Service Leadership
Awards”, he said: “I use this opportunity to appreciate you all and to commend
the Spotlight African Network, for recognising and celebrating the great roles
you have consistently played, in making the environment conducive for all
residents and visitors in our state.”
further, he commended the organisers of the event for recognizing the efforts
of the sweepers, and for organising a safety training course for them.
particular interest to me, is the Safety Training Course, which the group has
planned with the Federal Road Safety Corps for the women. This will go a long
way in further equipping the women with basic rules of safety, while on their
work beats. I must therefore specially commend your organisation, for the
forward-looking initiative,” he added.
LAWMA boss stressed that the award conferred on the women sweepers would
further motivate and inspire them to give their best in the task of building the
environment that Lagosians would be proud of, adding that the goal of the
Authority was to achieve a cleaner Lagos.
remarks, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegeshin commended the sweepers for their commitment to
work, adding that the government would continue to work for the improvement of
speaking at the event, the President of Spotlight African Network, Mrs. Nonye
Pearl Mike-Nnaji, noted that LAWMA street sweepers were the unsung heroines in
the Authority’s quest to make every nook and cranny of the state livable,
stressing the impact of the sweepers in keeping the environment clean, and
enhancing security on the roads.
Nnaji reiterated her organization’s commitment to the pursuit of improved
well-being of the sweepers as part of their corporate social responsibility
program, adding that they would organize a two-day road safety training, in
conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to equip the sweepers with
safety skills on the highways.
Corps Commander, Ikeja Unit, of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mrs. Emma
Fekoya, in her speech eulogized organisers of the event and congratulated the
street sweepers for the well deserved award, urging the sweepers to be safety
conscious, in the course of discharging their duties.
personalities at the event who inspired the women with their real life stories,
included renowned actress, Kate Henshaw; Oke Maduewesi, CEO of Zaron Cosmetics;
and Ayo Megbope, CEO of No Left-overs.
point of the event was the presentation of awards to 150 street sweepers who
excelled in the task of keeping the environment clean.
development, Jhulelal Sindhi Samaj Charity Trust, a Lagos-based non government
organization (NGO) recently presented some gift items to 120 LAWMA sweepers at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria