Easter Eco-Crusade: LAWMA Champions Sustainable Waste Solutions ๐ŸŽŠ The Scoper Media

With Easter on the horizon, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) champions the importance of a pristine and eco-conscious environment, emphasizing the pivotal role of responsible waste management practices

In a bold call to action, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the visionary Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, has urged citizens to reject the careless dumping of waste and instead champion recycling as the cornerstone of their Easter celebrations. In a statement released Friday, he implored communities to embrace a sustainable approach to festivities, demonstrating that responsible waste management is not only a duty but also an opportunity for positive change.

He said,”Easter symbolizes 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 prioritize sustainable waste management practices during this festive period. By minimizing waste generation and actively participating in recycling efforts, we can collectively contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment.”

โ€œIt 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 minimize environmental impact. The Easter festivities provide an excellent opportunity for individuals and communities to demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainabilityโ€, he stressed.

The LAWMA boss encouraged residents to make use of designated waste collection points and recycling facilities across Lagos State, adding that the Authority would continue to sensitise the populace on proper waste management during and after the celebration.

He said, โ€œAs part of our ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability, LAWMA has launched several initiatives aimed at encouraging recycling and waste reduction. These include community cleanup drives, awareness campaigns, and partnerships with local businesses and organisations. By working together and engaging in recycling practices, we can create a cleaner, healthier environment for allโ€.

As Easter festivities bloom across Lagos, a gentle reminder drifts through the air like a whispered prayer: “Bag your waste, containerize your joy.” The call echoes from the heart of the city, urging residents to lend a helping hand in the dance of cleanliness. With a promise as bright as the Easter sun, the Authority pledges to stand shoulder to shoulder with PSP operators, ensuring a symphony of swift and seamless waste evacuation.

But amidst the hustle and bustle, a plea for caution sings its refrain: “Drive with care, weave through the streets like a guardian angel, protecting those who tend to our city’s cleanliness, ensuring their safety as they weave their magic through the labyrinth of streets.” So let the Easter joy flourish, but let it be a joy shared with the earth, with each step a testament to our commitment to keeping Lagos clean and vibrant.

For waste management related inquiries, call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 080000LAWMA (08000052962), 07080601020 and 617 or send an email to info@lawma.gov.ng

Kadiri Folashade (Mrs.)

Director, Public Affairs

29/03/2024