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Church, LAWMA, others partner on waste management

By Adaku Onyenucheya
21 August 2021   |   3:13 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has partnered with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Project Fix Nigeria to engage about 90, 000 people

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has partnered with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Project Fix Nigeria to engage about 90, 000 people in a national environmental sanitation exercise across eight states including Lagos, Abia, Benue, Edo, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, among others.

The move, according to the partners, was geared towards curbing flooding and preventing the outbreak of epidemics in the country.

Speaking at a press briefing to herald the sanitation exercise, scheduled to hold today, the Director of the project, Ikpe George Nkanang, said the three hours exercise would involve sweeping the streets, clearing the drainages, painting, marking, filling potholes, and mending of roads, cleaning markets and renovating public institutions, including hospitals, health centres, police stations, old people’s homes, and motherless babies’ homes.

Nkanang said the exercise would also be executed in partnership with local governments, faith-based organisations, market associations, non-governmental organisations, and community development services across Nigeria and would be replicated in all countries in Africa where the church has local congregations.