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Lagos partners Edo in waste management

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The Lagos State Government has pledged to support Edo State in its efforts to entrench a robust waste management system.

The State’s Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) Managing Director, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin gave the assurance while receiving the management team of Edo State Waste Management Board, on a three-day fact- finding visit to Lagos, at LAWMA headquarters, Ijora-Olopa.

Dr. Gbadegesin expressed delight at the visit and the ongoing partnership between LAWMA and her Edo State counterpart, aimed at sharing ideas for improved waste management in both states.

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The LAWMA boss noted that the journey of effective waste management and sustainable sanitation culture was a long one necessitating to continuous introduction of innovative ideas, to tackle the day-to-day challenges of managing backlogs of refuse generated in the metropolis.

On his part, the General Manager of Edo State Waste Management Board, Mr. Charles Imariagbe, said the visit provided them the opportunity of learning the strategies adopted by LAWMA in meeting the waste management needs of residents of Lagos State.

Also, the Chief Operating Officer of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, commented on the private sector participants (PSP) scheme, their mode of operation, and the delineation of wards for billing and effective waste collection across the state.

LAWMA’s Assistant Director, Business Development and Strategy, Dr. Essien Nsuabia, spoke on the evolution of LAWMA in waste management in the state and the various initiatives introduced by the agency, to establish cleaner and livable environment.

The team, in the course of the visit, embarked on a tour of some of the Authority’s facilities at Simpson and Oshodi Transfer Loading Stations, as well as Olusosun dumpsite, for first-hand assessment.

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