Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, unfolded plans by his administration to introduce Septic Management Plan, SMP, to standardise septic activities in the state. Fashola, who made the remarks at the launch of Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, for Septic haulage operators in Alausa, Ikeja, said the plan would be introduced before the end of his administration.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Environment, Dr. Taofeek Folami, said, “with the plan (SMP), we would be giving credibility to the sector in order to attract prospective investors.” He noted that after introduction of the plan, government would fashion out modalities on how to assist the operators with new trucks. Coordinator, Lagos State Wastewater Management Office, LSWMO, Nurudeen Shodeinde, explained that in the plan, every stakeholder: government, landlords, septic operators would be informed on what their roles were.
On the PPE, Shodeinde said “septic management will always form a significant aspect of wastewater management in the state, even in spite of the provision of contemporary wastewater infrastructure in the near future. Hence, septic operators involved in evacuation, transportation will always be relevant. “It is, therefore, very essential to ensure that such operators are properly kitted to carry out their functions. In line with this, the state government has provided some PPEs which include coveralls, boots, and hand gloves for operators in the state.