Nasiru Saheed, an official of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), on Saturday, fell from the machine he was operating and died on the spot.
The LAWMA employee died accidentally on duty on Alexander Road in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
A video showing Saheed in a pool of his blood had surfaced on social media before LAWMA confirmed the incident.
See graphic video below:
“@Abu_Muminah: An employee of LAWMA died accidentally while on duty on Alexander road in Ikoyi just now. It happened that he may had been lost in thought and forgot about the machine he was handling. @Gidi_Traffic May Good lord give the family the fortitude to beat his lost pic.twitter.com/v9IMe6Hr3y
— 𝐆𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 (@Gidi_Traffic) January 23, 2021
The waste management agency in a series of tweets lamented its worker’s death, saying, “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.”
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