LAWMA frowns at delay of sweepers’ wages by contractors

…Faults uninformed protest, clears the air on Contractors accountable for the aggrieved sweepers

LAWMA frowns at delay of sweepers' wages by contractors

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has come out to specific its displeasure in a few of their contractors delaying their employees’ wages, thereby depriving them of what rightfully belongs to them.

Reacting to a protest held by a piece of employees outsourced by their contractors over non-payment of wage arrears, the Agency described it as a deceptive protest geared toward discrediting its actions.

Reports say the ‘sweeper contractors’ had been agitating over the nonpayment of their wage arrears for 3 months and had pointed accusing fingers at Ibrahim Odunbomi, the performing LAWMA MD.

In one of many movies being circulated on the social media, a person recognized as Olamide Sulaimon persistently known as out Ibrahim, over non-payment of their wage for 3 months.

This video is a pointy distinction to a beforehand made clip the place the identical man was seen hailing Governor Babajide Sanwoolu for making their time at LAWMA worthwhile.

In their response to the agitations, LAWMA says the accusations had been false and unfounded.

According to the Agency, the sweepers are instantly engaged by the contractors and never LAWMA, they usually (contractors) are answerable for their month-to-month funds and maintenance.

While noting that the contractual settlement solely exists between the Authority and the Contractors, the Agency maintained that the state authorities prioritises the welfare and wellbeing of its personnel and affiliate firms.

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The Agency additionally revealed that LAWMA ensures the immediate launch of funds for its workers and emphasised the Authority appreciates the nice work the sweepers are rendering, particularly throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, and gave an assurance that LAWMA will proceed to make sure immediate fee to its numerous contractors.

The Acting Managing Director, due to this fact, solicited for continued help and understanding, stressing that the difficulty of delayed funds shall be frowned at and subsequently resolved to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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