• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

LAWMA Unveils Ambitious Waste Management Plans For 2024

In a recent announcement, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director/CEO of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), outlined ambitious plans to bolster waste management efforts across Lagos State in the upcoming year.

Dr. Gbadegesin highlighted the strides made in 2023, emphasizing the government’s commitment to environmental transformation. Notable achievements included the clearance of illegal dumpsites, crackdown on street trading, and closure of unsanitary markets, achieved through collaboration with key stakeholders.

Looking ahead, the focus for 2024 revolves around sustainability initiatives. LAWMA aims to prioritize recycling, particularly plastic recycling, while also converting organic waste into compost and bio-gas. The agency will continue advocating for waste sorting at the source and incentivizing residents through a buyback program for recyclables.

Addressing the persistent issue of illegal street trading, the MD/CEO emphasized plans for rigorous collaboration with local governments to enforce a zero-tolerance policy. He urged residents to embrace responsible environmental practices and emphasized the need to shun indiscriminate waste disposal.

Moreover, the state government plans to empower waste management operators by facilitating the acquisition of new trucks to enhance their operations. Residents were encouraged to adopt covered bins under the “Adopt a Bin” initiative and use a flexible payment plan while awaiting assigned PSP (Private Sector Participation) operators.

For inquiries or assistance regarding waste management, residents are encouraged to contact LAWMA through toll-free numbers: 080000LAWMA, 07080601020, and 617.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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