All is now set for the launch of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority Academy, LAWMA Academy, in Lagos.
The Acting Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, say the launch of LAWMA Academy is very critical and necessary at this time to educate and awaken the consciousness of Lagosians to Proper and efficient waste management system
Mr. Odumboni said for the megacity vision to be achievable, it is pertinent for all Lagosians to key into the Sanwo-Olu administration’s goals and objectives for a Lagos that is clean.
Insisting that one efficient way to do it is to educate the people of Lagos on proper waste management and disposal.
Speaking with a WESTERN POST Correspondent at LAWMA headquarters at Ijora-Olopa, Mr. Odumboni noted that this new initiative by LAWMA is part of the Sanwo-Olu-led administration’s agenda to rid the state of dirt and environmental pollution.
He said the administration would stop at nothing to achieve its goal, which, according to him, is a cleaner and greater Lagos, a megacity that is safe for everyone.
While the date for the official launch is yet to be announced, all necessary structures and arrangements are in final stage of preparation.
It would be recalled that in 2016, the then Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration introduced the ‘Cleaner Lagos Initiatives’ and commissioned a privately-owned company known as Visionsacape’ to oversee the residential waste collection, a job efficiently done by about 350 PSP, under the supervision of LAWMA.
The alleged failure of Visionscape to adequately manage waste disposal in the state resulted in situations where piles of dirt and debris lithered all across the state.
However, since assumption of office in May 2019, Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team at LAWMA have continued to work tirelessly to ensure that the goal of a cleaner Lagos is achieved.
This goal, according to the LAWMA boss, can only be sustained by awakening the consciousness of the populace to the need to maintain and sustain a clean Lagos by working with the officers of LAWMA and that of the PSP to ensure proper waste disposal.
Mr. Odumboni commended the governor of Lagos State for his tremendous support for LAWMA and the waste collectors in the execution of their statutory duties, as well as improving the condition of landfill sites in the metropolis, which has paved the way for an efficient turn-around time of waste evacuation trucks.
He promised that in the coming months Lagos would witness drastic improvements in waste management services across the metropolis.
LAWMA has shown a strong commitment in developing a strong and cordial relationship with Lagosians by continuously engaging with the populace on proper and safe waste handling, disposal and recycling of waste materials.