The Governor Babatunde Fashola-led Lagos State Government has relieved the General Manager of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Ola Oresanya of his responsibility in the waste management agency.
Government sources told our correspondent that the LAWMA boss was asked to proceed on indefinite leave and that it is not clear if he will return to the agency where he has served for so many years. So far no official reason has been given for the sack, but sources say that it may not be unconnected with power play and control between him and his boss in the Ministry of Environment, Dr. Tunji Bello.
Our correspondent reported that both of them were last seen together during the July environmental sanitation at Ipaja, but the former LAWMA boss who has been present on every environmental sanitation days since appointment over six years ago was not seen today at the August edition of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise monitored in Mosun- Okunola, Local Council Development Area(LCDA).
Oresanya is noted for far-reaching reforms in LAWMA. He was behind several World Bank projects in the state including the Waste to Wealth project at Odogunyan in Ikorodu, the Olusosun plastic to nylon and water sachet to other usable items at Olusosun and other areas in Lagos. He will be remembered for the revolution he brought into waste management in the state, making it possible to for workers to operate on 24 hours basis to keep Lagos State clean and free of refuse. He is well spoken of as a good and very humble man.
We gathered that an acting general manager has been appointed for the agency