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The agency stated that the increased prices would go into effect in November in a letter that the implicated third-party corporation sent to the residents on Monday.

Due to a rise in the price of diesel and the depreciation of the Nigerian currency, the Naira, the Lagos State Garbage Management Authority (LAWMA) has increased the tariff charge for waste disposal in the state by 100%.

This was confirmed in a letter the relevant third-party company issued to inhabitants of the states on Monday, claiming that the new prices will go into effect in November.

"Due to the recent increase in the price of diesel, which rose from N255.00 per liter to over N800 per litre as of today, and the high exchange rate, which has affected the cost of numerous Spare Parts of our trucks, the price of these parts has increased. We must increase our service fee for your facilities as noted below due to financial constraints; A Self-contained/Domestic Shop; A Room; N900 Monthly; N1,750 Monthly; N1,000 Monthly A flat rents for N2,000 a month; a duplex for N3,500.

According to a copy of the letter from TUNAP WASTE COMPANY LIMITED that SaharaReporters was able to get, "The new fee shall take effect from 1st of NOVEMBER 2022."

Similarly, EXCELLENS LINKS INT'L CO, another implicated third party entity, likewise attributed the increase to inflation.

"Due to the astronomical rise in the cost of Diesel and Foreign Exchange which has pushed up the cost of delivering our services to you; i.e. Diesel which was sold for N225.00 per litre last year when we increased our tariff is now being sold for between N770.00-N820.00 per litre," the letter states in part.

"As a result, starting on November 1, 2022, the following fees will apply to our services: A room N900.00 Monthly. a self-contained unit; monthly rent of N1,750.00; starting at N1,000.00 (Depending on the A Domestic Shop volume of Waste Generated & Location)

"A Duplex N3,500.00 Monthly; A Shop Attachment N1,500.00 Monthly; A Warehouse N3,000.00(Minimum) Monthly; We are sorry for the inconvenience. A Block of Flats N2,000.00 Monthly; For the benefit of everyone, we hope for a resurgence in our economy.

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