An official of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Nasiru Saheed, has died after falling off the machine he was operating, IgbereTV reports.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday morning, January 23, while the deceased was on duty along Alexander Road in Ikoyi.
The agency confirmed the incident in a statement, adding that the safety of its workers is paramount.
The agency wrote on Its Twitter handle;
“LAWMA with a deep sense of regret, announces the death in an accident of one of our waste handlers (Mr. Nasiru Saheed) this morning.
The Authority is in touch with the family and will stand by them in this difficult time.”
“There is a comprehensive insurance cover for all categories of our workers. LAWMA will, through the insurance policy, mitigate the effect of this big loss on the family.”
“The Authority wishes to state that the welfare of its staff is paramount and we will continue to prioritise same throughout our operations.”
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), with a deep sense of regret, announces the death in an accident of one of our waste handlers,(Mr. Nasiru Saheed) this morning.
The Authority is in touch with the family and will stand by them in this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/3tMAhRJFdf
— LAWMA (@Lawma_gov) January 23, 2021
Meanwhile, a friend of the deceased, Ndechukwu Atagana said that Nasiru, also known as Henessy, celebrated his birthday on Friday, January 22 and his last child’s church dedication was slated for today, Sunday, January 24.
He wrote on Facebook;
“NASIRU A.K.A Hennessy.
He left behind FOUR CHILDREN
Yesterday was His birthday.
He is supposed to take his new born baby to Church TODAY…
Yesterday morning he was involved in an accident at place of work dat took his life….( LAWMA )
This photo was shot last during the #EndSarsProtests.
Erin lakata shobu kole side
Ile jeyan mogbo ooo REST IN PEACE.”