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Foundation, LAWMA conduct ‘street hygiene & cleanliness’ campaign in Lagos

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A community-driven initiative took to the streets of Victoria Island, Lagos, in a concerted effort to combat littering, blocked drains, thereby reducing flooding and the deteriorating state cof the neighborhood.

The Street Hygiene and Cleanliness Campaign, organised by the Vcare for Development Foundation (VCDF), in collaboration with Sterling Oil Exploration & Energy Production Co. Ltd. (SEEPCO), Iru-Victoria Island LCDA and Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) saw an impressive turnout of volunteers and stakeholders determined to make a tangible difference in their environment.

The campaign aimed to promote cleanliness and environmental sustainability in Victoria Island, addressing issues like littering, improper waste disposal and consequent flooding.

By providing donations of sanitation tools like rakes, pickers, brooms, and bin bags as well as personal protective equipment like coveralls and gloves, VCDF inspired volunteers and stakeholders to take proactive steps to stop the spread of disease, build community pride, and maintain a clean environment.

The dignitaries present at the event were Princess Rasheedat Abiodun Adu, Executive Chairperson, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA; Ogabi Adetokunbo, Council Manager; S.O. Omoteji, Head of Human Resources, Odu Olufemi, Head of the Environment, all from Iru Victoria Island LCDA; Aramide Olaniyan, Head of Corporate Engagement, Ebenezer Otubu, Deputy Head, Street Sanitation Services and Gbenga Adebayo Fagbola, Regional Manager, Lagos East 1, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

Beyond the immediate benefits of an immaculate surrounding, it has encouraged a culture of social responsibility among the workforce and promoted community unity.

Speaking at the event, Odu Olufemi said, “the VCDF initiative is praiseworthy, and maintaining effective sanitation practices is essential for ensuring a healthier Lagos State through recycling materials, segregating waste, desilting drainage systems, and clearing sidewalks for safety and easy access.”

Aramide Olaniyan expressed, “together, we are not only cleaning streets but also spreading awareness about the value of environmental stewardship for a better tomorrow.”

VCDF is dedicated to embracing sustainability to protect healthy habitats and foster a culture of social responsibility, ensuring the welfare of current and future generations.

By coming together to tackle environmental challenges, residents and stakeholders demonstrated their commitment to creating a cleaner, safer, and more vibrant neighborhood for all.