Mercedez Benz Nigeria, a frontline automobile company, has donated a Waste Truck to the Lagos State Government as part of efforts to support the present administration in the management of waste as well as containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the State.
Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), who received the 18-Tonne AXOR 1823 Truck on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, today, commended Mercedez Benz for the gesture to boost the operational capacity of LAWMA.
He explained that the 18-Tonne, Roll-On Roll-Off model truck, with the capacity to lift the 12cbm waste bin, will be ideal in evacuating refuse generated from the isolation units that have been set up by the Lagos State government.
Earlier, the Head of Sales, Mercedez Benz Nigeria, Mr. Umoh Ekanem said that the organisation is proud to be associated with Lagos State through LAWMA, and hopes to contribute more in order to assist the Authority in its enormous job of waste management, which according to him, is the collective responsibility of everyone.
He said Mercedez Benz recognises 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.