Lagos - The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has warned residents living along the rail lines in Lagos State to desist from dumping refuse along the tracks to avoid accidents.
Mrs Folashade Kadiri, the Public Relations Officer of the agency, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.
Kadiri said that anyone caught violating the environmental sanitation laws through such acts, would face the full wrath of the law.
''The authority has frowned at the attitude of some residents who engage in the obnoxious act of dumping refuse along such a sensitive location.
''Such habit, if not stopped, is capable of spreading diseases, defacing the environment, thereby endangering lives and property of people living in the axis.’’
The officer noted that the gradual resuscitation of the railway had eased the transportation burden, stressing that the dumping garbage along the rail lines could hamper its efficiency.