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LAWMA Terminate Contracts With Companies Involved In Fraud

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The Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA has announced the immediate termination of all street-sweeping briefs awarded to some companies found involved in practices violating their contracts.

The Agency also revealed that the recent audit exercise approved by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu exposed the sharp practices of the agents, assuring that services will be repositioned for greater efficiency and value for tax-payers’ money.

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The announcement, which was contained in a statement issued by the Agency on Friday, noted that the termination of the contracts was informed by established cases of unethical behaviour.

The statement maintained that all employees of the affected companies could re-apply directly to the Authority for employment consideration.

It also informed that as part of LAWMA’s rebranding process and efforts to sanitise operations, the management has approved the restoration of single apparel as a uniform for all street sweepers in order to enable easy identification of genuine workers.

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Following the order issued by the governor of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, an internal audit was carried out and the outcome revealed a lot of fraudulent activities going on in LAWMA. The fraudulent activities running into millions of Naira has left many awed.

According to facts, the cost of running LAWMA rose from around N450million to around a billion Naira and the former Managing director LAWMA, Muyiwa Gbadegesin was asked to step aside for an audit.

A new Managing director was however elected to replace him. In a paid partnership that involves several organizations and Operators, LAWMA has around 600 routes that cut across different areas of Lagos state.

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According to documentations, LAWMA has 652 operators with a total of 15,498 workers. However results of current audit shows that a lot of figures have been falsified.

At the head of the fraud which is prevalent in Ikorodu axis is a contractor who has 66 routes assigned to her.

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It was however in lieu of this that the contracts of all companies linked with LAWMA was terminated.

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