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LAWMA tasks residents on proper waste sorting to ease recycling

MD/CEO Lagos
Waste Management Authority, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin (3rd right);  fmr. MD., Mr. Ola Oresanya (r); convener,
Children for Cleaner Lagos, Ohekwuru Tony-Iji (2nd right); a LAWMA ambassador
and renowned actor, Mr.  Funso Adeolu
(3rd left); with the LAWMA family at Orile bus stop, during its road show, to
sensitize residents on the need to keep Orile to Badagry expressway and the
environs clean; tagged #zerowaste, on Thursday, 12th September 2019
Managing Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa
Gbadegesin, has again urged residents to imbibe the culture of waste sorting at
source by dropping all recyclable items in one bag and other waste items in

comes on the heels of the recently-launched Blue Box Program of the state

spoke at Orile bus stop during a road show organized by LAWMA along Lagos
Badagry Expressway, to create awareness among residents and to distribute waste
bags to them.

to him, the Authority embarked on the massive sensitization program, to draw
the attention of residents in the area to the need for proper sanitation and
cleaner surroundings. 

we’ve come to sensitize the community on how to maintain a clean environment
because a clean environment is the beginning of good health for all Lagosians.
If you don’t have a clean environment, you cannot enjoy good health,” Gbadegesin

further, he said: “You were keeping one waste bag before, but now you will be
keeping two bags; one bag for your recyclable materials like plastic bottles,
cans and water sachets while the other bag is for general waste. That is why we
are distributing the bags to you, for the “Blue Box” program which the governor
launched last week.”

“I also
want you to stop the idea of using refuse to reclaim land. This is an
unwholesome practice that is harmful to the environment and must be
discontinued”, he stressed.

LAWMA boss also stated that the agency, as a follow-up to the recent executive
order on sanitation by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had commenced massive clean-up
exercises along Orile – Lagos Badagry Expressway, to ensure that the stretch
was rid of black spots and all forms of environmental nuisance.

urged residents in the area to support government’s efforts by embracing right
environmental practices, to protect them from dangers of environmental
pollution, adding that the Authority had commenced distribution of trash bags, in
line with the blue box program, to enable residents sort their wastes properly
for recycling.

Funsho Adeolu, a renowned Nigerian actor and LAWMA ambassador, said he joined
the campaign to promote environmental sustainability in the state, urging
Lagosians to support LAWMA’s efforts at restoring the environment through
proper waste management practices like waste sorting for recycling.

Also at
the sensitization exercise was Ohekwuru Tony, a child environmental advocate
with Children for Cleaner Lagos, who educated residents on how to dispose of
their wastes properly, as well as the importance of waste segregation for

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