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LAWMA Academy crowns waste forum award | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The Academic Arm of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has been awarded the “Government Agency of the Year” award, during the 3rd Annual Lagos Waste Forum, organized by the Statewide Waste and Environmental Education Program (SWEEP), at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba.

The wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who previously declared the event open, praised the foundation for supporting her environmental advocacy, which she started there. three years.

She said: “I attended your inaugural event three years ago and it was so impressive. I am glad you have supported the good advocacy work for environmental sustainability, which has already made you a champion in the Surulere region. I challenge you to replicate the good impact in other parts of Lagos State. I also plan to one day start a large-scale recycling business.

Commenting on the LAWMA Academy Award, LAWMA Managing Director/General Manager, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, represented by Executive Director, Finance, Mr. Kunle Adebiyi, expressed his delight with the award.

He showered the foundation with praise for recognizing the Academy’s modest contribution to environmental education and advocacy.

He noted that the unit was established just over a year ago, with a mandate to teach waste management, as well as environmental protection and sustainability to young people and children.

He said: “We are happy that just over a year old, the impact of LAWMA Academy is already being felt. Our intention is to impart knowledge on waste management and environmental sustainability to children and young people, through a well-designed and articulated curriculum. We are happy that this is gradually having an impact and the recognition of this is what gave birth to this award.

We thank the SWEEP Foundation for this enduring honor.

The LAWMA boss urged Lagosians to harness the huge economic potential of recycling and embrace the Agency’s twin bin initiative to address waste management issues in the Lagos metropolis.

According to him, “LAWMA as an agency responsible for regulating and ensuring proper waste management, whose community advocacy has visited more than 30 LCDAs, raising awareness among people of the need to focus on recycling by segregating their waste to the source.

“Recycling is the way to go and it’s a cause we stand for in LAWMA. When we reduce the waste that goes to landfills, we will have a healthier and safer environment.

“All organized estates have been asked to acquire bins, to separate organic waste from recyclables, before PSP comes for disposal and in doing so their waste bills will be reduced by 15%.”

The Permanent Secretary of the Office of Environmental Services, Dr. Tajudeen Gaji, commended the Foundation for its results-oriented advocacy on environmental sustainability, pledging that the government would continue to fulfill its own end of the bargain, for a people-friendly environment. .

Mr. Ola Oresanya, former Managing Director of LAWMA and now Special Adviser for Environment to the Governor of Ogun State, noted that the recycling space harbors abundant economic potential, urging people to get started, to combat unemployment and poverty.