The government advises residents on sorting waste

The Lagos State Government has urged residents to embrace waste segregation as a means of effective waste management in the state.

The chief executive of the Lagos Waste Management Authority, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni revealed this in a statement on Monday.

Odumboni reportedly said this during a meeting with solid waste management stakeholders in the Yaba local council development area and the mainland local government.

He said, “I want to invite you to look for local solutions to address the challenges of waste management and the active engagement of young people for waste policing in the region. The stakeholder meeting was held to encourage locals to embrace the culture of source separation of waste as part of efforts to reduce pressure on landfills in the state.

“I invite participants to speak freely about environmental challenges in their different communities. Similar meetings were held in Apapa, Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Ikorodu-West, Mushin, Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro LG/LCDA State.

Iyaloja Asejere Market, Oyingbo, Alhaja Kaosara Adebayo, advocated for increased waste disposal in markets.

She also suggested the creation of the equivalent of private sector holdings for the Lagos waterways.

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