Managing Director of LAWMA, Ibrahim Odumboni.
The Managing Director of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, yesterday called on residents of Lagos State for a change of attitude concerning indiscriminate dumping of refuse to improve waste management in the state.
He said this in a presentation at the Nordic-Nigeria Connect Conference on Smart City and Circular Economy, organized by the Embassies of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in Nigeria.
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His presentation gave an insight into the current challenges of waste management in Lagos State 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, Odumboni said.
“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 added.
Odumboni said that low patronage of waste collectors also poised serious challenge.
He stressed the need to create awareness on a cleaner and well-protected environment to achieve better waste management in Lagos State, adding that population, attitudinal change and investment remained serious challenge toward waste disposal practices.