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Lagos tasked on deteriorating waste management


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Piqued by what it called deplorable waste management system in the state, a group, the Green Earth Angels has tasked Lagos State government on sustainable model.

The group also advised the Akinwunmi Ambode-led government to stop the alleged reckless waste of money and experimentation with fruitless exercise, which it said has resulted in the most appalling waste management by the state in recent years.

The group’s Executive Director, Akanni Alade, an environmentalist, alleged that “rather than revert to the model that worked and conquered the once disturbing waste dumpsites that dotted the state in the face of the failure of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, the state government has kept experimenting and wasting billions of naira on various forms of intervention exercises in its desperate bid to no avail to stem the heaps.”

Alade in the statement regretted that rather than government owning up to its mistake, retrace its step and embrace once again the old order that worked and freed the state of indiscriminate waste dumping, it came up with an intervention scheme since 2016, which has not shown any sign of solving the problem.

Green Earth Angels therefore urge the government to live up to its campaign promise of continuity by building on the business model of waste management that has worked in Lagos and invest more on empowering the local entrepreneurs, if it truly wants to put to end the disturbing waste nuisance that has now enveloped the state.

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