Automobile manufacturer, Mercedez Benz, on Monday donated a truck to Lagos State Government to assist in the management of waste as part of efforts in the fight against the corona virus pandemic.
In a statement, Akinleye Kayode, Assistant Director, Public Affairs of LAWMA, said the truck, an 18 tonne AXOR 1823 roll-on roll-off model, designed to lift 12cbm waste bin was presented to the State in Marina.
Receiving the truck on behalf of the incident commander, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, commended Mercedez Benz for this gesture to boost the operational capacity of LAWMA in support of Lagos State response against corona virus.
The LAWMA MD said the truck would be used to evacuate general waste from the isolation units that have been set up by state government.
Speaking also, the Head of Sales at Mercedez Benz, Mr. Umoh Ekanem, said that the organisation is proud to be associated with Lagos State and LAWMA.
Ekanem said his company hopes to contribute more in order to assist the Authority in the enormous job of waste management, which according to him, is the collective responsibility of everyone.
He said Mercedez Benz acknowledged the great work that LAWMA is doing in ensuring that Lagos is rid of waste, affirming that the streets of Lagos are now much cleaner than before.