Emptied bottles of water deposited on the Marathon routes
Emptied bottles of water deposited on the road by marathoners.

By Concise News Correspondent

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has cleared thousands of empty pet bottles and other waste that the participants generated at the starting point of the Lagos City Marathon.

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The waste generated includes biscuit and other food wrappers deposited at the starting point.

One of the LAWMA workers said they had to clean the area on time to move on to other places on the route used for the race.

One of them, who identified herself as Bilikisu, said they were directed to clear the route in order to keep the city clean.

Meanwhile, Kelechi Obi, a spectator, praised LAWMA for swiftly cleaning up the stadium and the route.

Kelechi said the whole place would have been in mess if not for the speed with which the workers attended to the waste.

“Kudos to LAWMA, they we’re able to clear all the refuse within a short period, kudos to them,’’ he said.