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Lagos to check incessant waste disposal at construction sites

By Gbenga Salau
06 December 2019   |   3:28 am
To ensure proper disposal of waste at construction and demolition sites, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), yesterday, launched the Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW).

To ensure proper disposal of waste at construction and demolition sites, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), yesterday, launched the Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW).

Speaking at the CDDW stakeholders’ forum, tagged, “Creating Values Through Responsible Management of Construction and Demolition Waste in Lagos State,” Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said government had not stopped devising strategies towards value creation and making life better for all, noting that was is an inevitable natural occurrence.

The commissioner, who was represented by the Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said the management of CDDW had evolved over the years with the introduction of various strategies with treatment options for re-use and recycling of CDDW to guard it from constituting environmental nuisance.

“Now, LAWMA is taking up the challenges to ensure efficient management of CDDW from cradle to grave in the state. The Lagos State Government is quite aware that the degrees or choice of management options deployed to waste is critical to climate change management, mitigation and adaptation and so, the Lagos State Government is implementing this ‘green’ approach to waste management.

“All these efforts are being concerted with due realisation that any omission or error that could be recorded in the adoption of options should not create new challenges; otherwise, the world eco-balance would be negatively affected. Whereas, we have the privileged of exploring workable and adaptable options to effectively and efficiently surmount and challenges.

“In line with this and the Zero Waste Initiative of this Administration, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu launched the BLUE-BOX programme during the celebration of his 100 days in office as part of his commitment towards achieving his development agenda. We are here today to officially Launch the CDDW programme of LAWMA and ensure that all stakeholders are well engaged along to own the programme,” he said.

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