Connect with us


LAWMA charges Lagosians to repent, stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse



Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority has called for a change of attitude towards indiscriminate dumping of refuse.

The LAWMA boss made the call in Lagos on Tuesday in his presentation at the Nordic-Nigeria Connect Conference on Smart City and Circular Economy organised by the Embassies of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in Nigeria.

Mr Odumboni’s presentation gave an insight into the current challenges of waste management in Lagos and its effects on the population and economies.

“While Lagos is working on becoming cleaner, however, there is need for more collaborative efforts from citizens and the private sector.

“We still face challenges like indiscriminate dumping of waste, poor awareness about sustainable environmental protection practises, lack of proper waste separation practise, among others.

“There is need to change our attitude towards indiscriminate dumping of waste in the state and need for more investments for treatment for disposal waste,” the LAWMA boss said.

Mr Odumboni said that low patronage of waste collectors also posed serious challenge.

He stressed the need to create awareness on a cleaner and well-protected environment to achieve better waste management, adding that population, attitudinal change and investment remained a serious challenge toward waste disposal practices.

He said that the agency had achieved effective waste management through adoption of the bin method, Lagos recycle initiatives and promoting local content.

He said that other areas where improvement had been made are the LAWMA academy, decentralisation of LAWMA’s operations and creation of over 30,000 jobs in solid waste management.

The managing director said the agency had also launched over 102 trucks and 100 double band bins for improved waste collection across the state.

“LAWMA, Lagos generates 14,000 metric tonnes (MT) of solid waste daily, however efforts are being made to properly manage waste and protect the environment.

“Currently, Lagos has over 437 PSP managers, 47 recyclers and 30,000 members in its workforce who help to properly dispose and manage waste, and that LAWMA makes 850 trips daily to dumpsites, disposing 14,000MT of waste taken from the streets of Lagos.”


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Relationship5 mins ago

How To Tell Someone You Like Them Over Text (21 No-Frills Ways)

Viral7 mins ago

Watch campaign speech of the Osogbo schoolboy who won election after his opponent’s speech went viral

World9 mins ago

France: Muslims barrage black Zemmour activist with racist messages, ‘Wallah, we’re going to behead you’

Sports13 mins ago

Barcelona Will Not Play In The Knockout Rounds Of The Champions League For The First Time In 18 Years After A 3-0 Loss To Bayern Munich

News15 mins ago

Truck accident: LASTMA denies involvement in Lagos students’ death

News37 mins ago

Switzerland, ANEEJ sign $50,000 contract to monitor Abacha loot spending

Local39 mins ago

I can’t handle evil confronting Nigeria alone: Buhari

Politics57 mins ago

Automate issuance of passport, national identity card overseas, Reps tell FG

News1 hour ago

Pictorial: Three victims of auto crash while returning from Jos wedding buried in Bauchi

Local1 hour ago

Price rally spurs growth at stock market

Politics1 hour ago

Buhari did not order AEDC management sack – Presidency

World1 hour ago

Germany: Muslims pray in courtyard entrance, beat man who asked them to let his car through

Politics1 hour ago

Buhari congratulates new German Chancellor, Scholz 

Sports1 hour ago

Atalanta’s Final Champions League Group Match Against Villarreal Was Postponed On Wednesday Because Of Heavy Snow

News1 hour ago

EFCC declares forex firm boss Maxwell Odum wanted over N213bn fraud

News1 hour ago

EFCC declares forex firm boss Maxwell Odum wanted over N213bn fraud

Local1 hour ago

FCT-IRS rakes in N118 billion, targets more in 2022: Official

Politics1 hour ago

Rep Bamishile denies accompanying ex-SSG, Oyebanji to obtain governorship forms

Politics2 hours ago

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari’s faction slams Senator Yarima

Sports2 hours ago

Juventus Will Enter Monday’s Champions League Last-16 Draw As Winners Of Group H After Chelsea Missed Out On Top Spot

News7 hours ago

2023: Group cautions against fresh plots to defame Osinbajo

Entertainment15 hours ago

Man who was caught in broad daylight stealing, given soft drink and asked to dance to avoid any punishment (video)

Politics11 hours ago

3800 civil servants to write promotional exams in Bauchi

Business News7 hours ago

EFCC Declares MBA Forex Owner Wanted Over N231bn

Viral18 hours ago

May God Help This Generation: See What This Married Woman Was Caught Doing In Public (Photos)

News13 hours ago

Man commits suicide after losing company N150,000 bet

Entertainment11 hours ago

“She had plastic surgery without informing him, she was seeing another man” – Ned Nwoko’s media team spills ‘truth’ about his separation with Moroccan wife, Laila

Sports11 hours ago

Rio Ferdinand And Michael Owen Have Agreed That Mohamed Salah Was An Average Finisher When At Chelsea

News15 hours ago

Pinnick to represent Infantino at special event in Ukraine

News10 hours ago

1m doses of COVID vaccine expires in Nigeria – Reuters

Politics3 hours ago

Dowen College parents mourn, demand justice over death of Sylvester

Entertainment13 hours ago

#JusticeForSylvester: Nigerian women stage protest in front of Dowen College (photos)

Politics11 hours ago

Oyo NIPR holds 2021 dinner, honours Tribune, Ayefele, Onireti, others

News10 hours ago

80 Nigerians to graduate from Business School Netherlands

Business News11 hours ago

FG to Inject N381trn into Economy to Create Job, Tackle Poverty

Entertainment10 hours ago

“I have tested positive for COVID-19” – BBNaija star, Maria reveals, says she’s in quarantine in Ghana

Business News12 hours ago

Succession and Obligation of Leadership

World6 hours ago

Pope Francis on Lesbos: Europe ‘torn by nationalist egoism,’ neglect of migrants is ‘shipwreck of civilization’

Entertainment10 hours ago

Instagram comedian, Lord Lamba gifts his mum a brand new car (video)

News10 hours ago

Ned Nwoko explains separation from Moroccan wife, dispels ‘Kayamata’ rumours