The Lagos State Authorities, on Thursday, disowned a viral video of some uniformed impostors selling the sale of branded wastebaskets, purportedly on behalf of the State.
A press release signed by the State Commissioner for the Surroundings and Water Assets, Mr. Tunji Bello, famous that every one the characters within the viral video are fraudsters who don’t symbolize the State Authorities or any of its companies.
Bello affirmed that there is no such thing as a unit or company underneath the Ministry of the Surroundings and Water Assets that goes by the title “Lagos State Car Waste Basket (LAVWAB) Enforcement/Compliance” as portrayed within the branded automobile which the fraudsters operated from.
He identified that the doubtful intent of the criminals within the video may very well be deduced from the truth that they operated from inside a van inside an car workshop and have been very dodgy in regards to the form of enforcement train they have been supposedly finishing up.
Whereas noting that the State Authorities had all the time inspired all buses, vehicles and articulated autos to offer wastebaskets of their autos to discourage littering of the roads and streets, Bello maintained that the current administration has by no means really helpful any branded wastebasket to Lagosians.
The Commissioner mentioned the event has been communicated to safety brokers to unfold their dragnets in the direction of apprehending the criminals and their cohorts, wherever they operated from, and convey them to e-book.
Bello, due to this fact, enjoined members of the general public to report any incident of anybody claiming to symbolize the State Authorities and coercing them to buy any explicit model of wastebaskets for placement of their autos.
The Commissioner additionally implored house owners and operators of buses, vehicles and articulated autos within the State to proceed to make use of wastebaskets of their alternative of their autos, as a part of efforts to discourage littering and selling a tradition of correct waste disposal.