LAWMA AT ONIRU BEACH ADOPTION AND CLEAN-UP … to mark World Recycling Day

LAWMA AT ONIRU BEACH ADOPTION AND CLEAN-UP
… to mark World Recycling Day

The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni led senior staff of LAWMA, to the clean-up and adoption of Oniru Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, by Sterling One Foundation.

The event was organized by the Foundation and HRM Abisogun II Foundation (HAIIF), to commemorate the 2022 Global Recycling Day, themed: “Recycling Fraternity”.

Speaking to the press on the sidelines, the LAWMA boss charged individuals and corporate organizations, to take responsibility for the environment through waste sorting at source and not wait for government, to drive the effort towards a cleaner environment.

He further urged residents and beach users, to come together and make a difference, by leaving an enduring legacy of people-friendly environment, for improved living and economic prosperity, adding that beach clean-up was the first step in ensuring that coastal areas were clean.

In her address, the convener of the event, Mrs. Olapeju Ibekwe, disclosed that in the last one year, Sterling One Foundation had adopted four beaches including Alpha, Eleko, Lafiaji and Ibereko. The objective, according to her, was to care for life outside water and under water, as well as empower people through the recycling value chain.

Chief Olumide Oniru, the Olopon of Iruland, who represented the His Royal Majesty, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal, Abisogun II, the Oniru of Iru Land, disclosed that no less than 1,000 trees had been planted around the kingdom in recent times, adding that youths had been recruited as environmental champions, to raise awareness on the prevention of plastic pollution.

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Dr. Bolaji Gaji, who represented the commissioner, Mr. Tunji Bello, stressed that the ministry had adopted single use plastic policy, urging Lagosians to commit to waste sorting at source, to limit plastic pollution.

The gathering included many dignitaries, including the commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf; General Manager LASEPA, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe; General Manager LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel; managing director of Waste Exchange Limited, Mr. Taiwo Adewole and senior LAWM Staff.

Folashade Kadiri
Director, Public Affairs
19th March, 2022

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AT STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING, LAWMA BOSS CANVASSES WASTE SORTING AND RECYCLING

The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, has urged residents of the Mainland Local Government and Yaba LCDA, to embrace the culture of waste sorting at source, to reduce pressure on landfills around the state.

Odumboni said this at a meeting with solid waste management stakeholders in those councils, comprising market leaders, artisans and representatives of CDAs/CDCs, where he enjoined them to look inwards for local solutions to tackle waste management challenges, including active engagement of youths for waste policing in the area.

The participants spoke freely on environmental challenges in their various domains, as the LAWMA boss responded to the issues raised.

Hon. Nurudeen Aileru who represented Yaba LCDA Chairman, commended LAWMA for the spirited effort at achieving a clean city, promising that the councils would play their parts, towards achieving a sustainable environment.

Alhaja Kaosara Adebayo, Iyaloja Asejere Market, Oyingbo, complained about the epileptic performance of PSP operators, while also suggesting the creation of the equivalent of PSPs for Lagos waterways.

Also speaking, the Yaba LCDA House Leader, Hon. Solomon Gbinigie, suggested the setting up of a whatsapp platform for stakeholders in the councils, for quick resolution of waste management issues.

It was the 9th stakeholders’ meeting, organised by LAWMA, and planned to cover the 57 local governments and LCDAs of the state. Some of the councils already covered include: Apapa, Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Ikorodu West, Mushin, Ijako Ijaiye/Ojokoro and others.

Other prominent personalities at the meeting include LAWMA’s Executive Director, Finance, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi; LAWMA’s CTO, Dr. Olorunwa Tijani; CDC Mainland chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri; the council leader, Hon. Solomon Gbinigie; and LAWMA staff, among others.

Folashade Kadiri
Director, Public Affairs
LAWMA
Thursday, 3rd March 2022

The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, addressing participants at the Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
Rep of Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Hon. Bolanle Aileru giving his welcome remarks at Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at the Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
Iyaloja, Oyingbo & Mainland Markets, Alhaja Sikiratu Ajide, during the Q & A session, at the Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA’s stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022
Council majority leader, Hon. Solomon Gbinigie giving a short remarks at Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at the Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
CDC Mainland chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri giving a short remarks at Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at the Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
CDA Sango Akinlagun chairman, Mr. Adisa Taiwo during the Q & A session, at the Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA’s stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022
The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni (m); rep. of chairman, Yaba LCDA, Hon. Nurudeen Bolanle Aileru (3rd left); LAWMA’s Executive Director, Finance, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi(2nd left); CDC Mainland chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri (L); AGM. Central District, Mr. Kemi Alao (3rd right); AGM Performance Management, Mrs. Tawa Oyekanmi (2nd right); and Head, Lagos Mainland Environmental Services, Mrs. Sola Amokunmosa (r), during Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
Cross sections of participants at the Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA’s stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.
The Managing Director/CEO, Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni (r) and rep. of chairman, Yaba LCDA, Hon. Nurudeen Bolanle Aileru (L), during Lagos Mainland LG and Yaba LCDA stakeholders’ meeting on solid waste management, held at Yaba secretariat, on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.