Contractors were paying sweepers N5,000 while govt approved N25,000

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Against the recent protest by highway sweepers alleging maltreatment at the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), the acting Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, fielded questions from journalists in Lagos. Excerpts:

 

What do you make of the allegation that sweepers are being owed six months arrears of salaries. 

That is not entirely true. Let us just dismiss that as fake news or exaggerated story. LAWMA was not owing the highway sweepers and supervisors per se. Our operation is such that we delineate the twenty councils and thirty-seven development areas in Lagos into routes. These routes are in turn contracted out to mangers or contractors if you like. They are…



Source: Nigerian Tribune