We’ll not tolerate attacks on our workers – Lagos govt


THE Lagos State Government has warned residents against any form of attack on workers of agencies, noting that such acts would not be condoned.

The Managing Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, gave this warning, according to a statement on Thursday, at the Ijora head office of the agency after one of the highway workers was attacked with a hammer along Isolo Road.

He said, “One of our sweepers carrying out his lawful duty at Isolo was attacked with a hammer by one miscreant, resulting in a broken skull, which required immediate medical attention to save the victim’s life. The incident happened in the early hours when the person was going about his lawful duty of sweeping the street.

“This sort of unprovoked attack will not deter us from rendering our services. However, we are sounding a note of warning to miscreants determined to undermine our efforts. The state government will not tolerate these dastardly acts, as perpetrators will be brought to book.”

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 Odumboni also enjoined residents in the state to support and ensure that essential service providers like LAWMA are allowed to discharge their responsibilities effectively without any fear of harassment, molestation or attack.


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