There is always a reward for good work and yesterday, September 30, 75 women were rewarded for their environmental consciousness.
The Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, in collaboration with the state ministry of environment and Coca-Cola Nigeria showed their appreciation to these women for their outstanding contributions towards Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Blue Box Recycling Initiative.
The women consisting of LAWMA highway sweepers, Janitors from surrounding high rise buildings were reportedly dedicating their time by ensuring that they daily sort out their wastes after collection before returning the plastic wastes to the Coca-Cola collection centre which initially was just the car park of the company.
And in addition to rewarding these women, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni joined other participants to launch a recycling centre that will serve the communities within the Ikoyi Local Government Development Area.
Mr Odumboni thanked the management of Coca-Cola for not only rewarding the women but also donating a recycle centre to the community.
He encouraged residents to emulate the women by contributing their quota, ensuring that all waste is not only sorted from the source but also drop off their plastic waste in the recycle centre.
The LAWMA boss said public-private partnerships like this must be encouraged.
He commended the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the state ministry of environment for their support.
Managed by Recycle Point, the newly launched centre, located at No. 2 Gerard road opposite the Admiralty Towers is sponsored by Coca-Cola Nigeria.