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Easter: LAWMA urges responsible waste management

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has urged the residents of the state to ensure a clean and sustainable environment through responsible waste management practices.

Muyiwa Gbadegesin
Muyiwa Gbadegesin,

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, gave the advice in a statement on Friday, March 29, 2024, against the backdrop of the Easter celebration.

Gbadegesin urged residents to shun indiscriminate waste disposal and embrace recycling as integral components of their Easter festivities.

“Easter symbolises joy and renewal, but it also serves as a reminder of our duty to preserve the environment for future generations.

“LAWMA implores all residents to prioritise sustainable waste management practices during this festive period by minimising waste generation and actively participating in recycling efforts.

“It is also important to highlight the need for residents to avoid food wastage and use only materials that can be reused, recycled, or repurposed, to minimise environmental impact.

“The Easter festivities provide an excellent opportunity for individuals and communities to demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability,” Gbadegesin said.

He encouraged residents to make use of designated waste collection points and recycling facilities across the state.

He added that the authority would continue to sensitise the populace on proper waste management during and after the celebration.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability, LAWMA has launched several initiatives aimed at encouraging recycling and waste reduction.

“These include community clean-up drives, awareness campaigns, and partnerships with local businesses and organisations,” he added.

He noted that by working together and engaging in recycling practices, “we can create a cleaner, healthier environment for all”.

While wishing Lagos residents a happy Easter celebration, the LAWMA boss urged them to bag and containerise their waste for fast and seamless evacuation by assigned Private Sector Participants (PSPs) operators.

He assured residents that the authority would provide backup services to complement efforts of PSPs.

Gbadegesin urged motorists to drive with caution to safeguard the lives of sanitation workers carrying out their duties during this period.

By Fabian Ekeruche

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