Thousands of Lagosians are already applying to be employed as Community Sanitation WorKers (CSW) under the ongoing recruitment exercise by the Lagos State government.
The three days exercise being carried outby the Cleaner Lagos Initiative had already attracted thousands of applications from interested workers.
Speaking on behalf of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative saturday at the Agege venue of the ongoing recruitment exercise, Mr. Ibrahim Fearon said those being employed are not just street sweepers but an employee of the state government.
“There is a career part to it. We want to put some dignity into it.â€Ž They don’t only get tax free monthly pay, they are pensionable. They also get accident insurance and to avoid spending money on transportation”, he said.
Explaining that the Cleaner Lagos Initiative is about improving the whole of Lagos to make the environment cleanerâ€Ž, Fearon added that those employed will also enjoy life insurance and health insurance.
One of the applicants, Mary Emmanuel, a BSc Mathematics â€Žgraduate from Ekiti State University who said she filled the form online, said the initiative
â€Ž”With the initiative, it is expected that Lagos will be cleaner because it will bring effectiveness to cleaning”, she said.