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Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by AutoJoshNG: 1:53pm On Jul 18, 2018
This has to be one of the riskiest jobs in Lagos state. It is the job of cleaning roads and streets in the state.

The job involves sweeping up the ever-busy roads in Lagos, even right in the midst of very active vehicular movements.

Work, for these road managers, resumes at 6am – just at the time when motorists in Lagos are known to race to work at dizzying speed.

Even more worrisome is the fact that many of those recruited and exposed to such high-risk activity are people well over 50 years old. This is in a state with a reputation for high number of reckless and “one-way” drivers.



Some of these road managers have been reportedly hit by motorists. Such occurrence has left them either severely injured or dead.

That notwithstanding, in a society with a terrific shortage of employment opportunities – choices are quite limited for these road managers.

By the way, this job is currently being carried out by individuals employed by the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).

In 2017, the Lagos state government set up the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) as a comprehensive plan to privatize all aspects of waste management in the city.



Currently, Lagos state has the record of having the largest amount of domestic and industrial waste in the world. This is put at 13,000 tonnes per day. This is followed by New York’s 10,000 tonnes per day.

CLI has an ambitious goal to make Lagos the cleanest and greenest city in Africa by 2025. Currently, the former war-torn Kigali, capital city of Rwanda is ranked the cleanest city in Africa.

CLI recruited 27,000 community sanitation workers (CSW) or "road managers" across the state. The recruitment was publicized via various media channels.







https://autojosh.com/is-this-the-riskiest-job-in-lagos-see-photos/

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by ChiefAzubuike(f): 1:59pm On Jul 18, 2018
Na their job, they signed up for it so let them do it. Moreover they're not doing it for free. They are getting paid.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Abjay97(m): 2:04pm On Jul 18, 2018
yes. because Nigerians can be very impatient.. Hurrying to no where in particular.. smh

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by peacengine(m): 2:09pm On Jul 18, 2018
Autojosh work has begun on badagry express. Guy u are doin a gud job

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Esejojo: 2:09pm On Jul 18, 2018
ChiefAzubuike:
Na their job, they signed up for it so let them do it. Moreover they're not doing it for free. They are getting paid.

At N18, 000 per month? Haba.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by obyback: 2:15pm On Jul 18, 2018
They are the real MVP of our society. God bless them

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by CoolFreeday(m): 2:16pm On Jul 18, 2018
Very risky. Its unfortunate they don't pay them well

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Imustreturn(m): 3:39pm On Jul 18, 2018
I fear for them every day that passes ..


Some drivers will even drive closer to them

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by sirzent(m): 4:57pm On Jul 18, 2018
0diKwa RiKi

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by EniHolar(f): 4:57pm On Jul 18, 2018
The hustle is really real
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Benblaq(m): 4:57pm On Jul 18, 2018
RISKIEST?

Bro you have seen anything, no job is as risky in Lagos as driving a danfo bus without papers, especially when the scrap car is on hire purchase. (LASTMA, VIO, ROADSAFETY)


I even heard no one knows shortcut more than a driver with incomplete papers in Lagos, he can even pass under the sea because of LASTMA

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Dacronym(m): 4:58pm On Jul 18, 2018
Abjay97:
yes. because Nigerians can be very impatient.. Hurrying to no where in particular.. smh
Lol smiley smiley
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by PUSSYBBQGRILLS(f): 4:58pm On Jul 18, 2018
grin grin grin grin Mine is riskier. Grilling is not easy.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by lovingyouhun: 4:58pm On Jul 18, 2018
If you ask me na who i go ask?
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by IYANGBALI: 4:58pm On Jul 18, 2018
Let them try kidnapping or robbery then
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by lovingyouhun: 4:58pm On Jul 18, 2018
If you ask me na who i go ask?

Better redirect the question to Buhari
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by pointstores(m): 4:59pm On Jul 18, 2018
Na survival if 1 man die like 1,000 are waiting God save us from hunger in nigeria
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by mknigeriagreat: 5:00pm On Jul 18, 2018
People that don't respect those sweepers even if they are being paid for their jobs are just like our leaders that don't care about the average Nigerian. Very risky considering the in-patience of motorists.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by madridguy(m): 5:00pm On Jul 18, 2018
Very risk and I've witnessed an ugly incident that claimed the woman's live.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Kendumazy(m): 5:01pm On Jul 18, 2018
Very risky. Danfo drivers and their jagajaga driving alone already makes the job a nightmare. May divine help locate those workers.

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by linkszelda: 5:01pm On Jul 18, 2018
@Autojosh I see what you did on that container..... If catch you ehn grin grin cheesy

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by nabegibeg: 5:02pm On Jul 18, 2018
AutoJoshNG:
This has to be one of the riskiest jobs in Lagos state. It is the job of cleaning roads and streets in the state.

The job involves sweeping up the ever-busy roads in Lagos, even right in the midst of very active vehicular movements.

Work, for these road managers, resumes at 6am – just at the time when motorists in Lagos are known to race to work at dizzying speed.

Even more worrisome is the fact that many of those recruited and exposed to such high-risk activity are people well over 50 years old. This is in a state with a reputation for high number of reckless and “one-way” drivers.



Some of these road managers have been reportedly hit by motorists. Such occurrence has left them either severely injured or dead.

That notwithstanding, in a society with a terrific shortage of employment opportunities – choices are quite limited for these road managers.

By the way, this job is currently being carried out by individuals employed by the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).

In 2017, the Lagos state government set up the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) as a comprehensive plan to privatize all aspects of waste management in the city.



Currently, Lagos state has the record of having the largest amount of domestic and industrial waste in the world. This is put at 13,000 tonnes per day. This is followed by New York’s 10,000 tonnes per day.

CLI has an ambitious goal to make Lagos the cleanest and greenest city in Africa by 2025. Currently, the former war-torn Kigali, capital city of Rwanda is ranked the cleanest city in Africa.

CLI recruited 27,000 community sanitation workers (CSW) or "road managers" across the state. The recruitment was publicized via various media channels.







https://autojosh.com/is-this-the-riskiest-job-in-lagos-see-photos/


They work as if they have immunity against any form of accident when cleaning major highways


there is no sense of safety in their attitude acting as if the traffic cone is an accident repellent

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Kaycee9242(m): 5:02pm On Jul 18, 2018
Many no even see dis type work
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Godwin978(m): 5:03pm On Jul 18, 2018
and this doesn't convince Lagos state government to increase their salary knowing how dangerous this work is,

is your Pvc ready? cause am planning to send dat old cargos to Aboniki land
Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by Rollitout: 5:03pm On Jul 18, 2018
Not really but see the picture below for the riskiest job, risky because the climbers body is mostly receiving electromagnet radiation that is being transmitted or propagated from the microwave antennas

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Re: Is Sweeping Of Roads The Riskiest Job In Lagos? (see PHOTOS) by motivate555: 5:03pm On Jul 18, 2018
There was a day my dad woke me up to drive him to church, I dozed off on the steering, when I got myself back I realized I was close to hitting one of them. My dad didn't even notice it was just God. God please protect them always ,��

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