Lagos Govt Reviews Waste Management System

The Lagos State Government has summoned a stakeholders’ workshop to review the preliminary report on the gaps and needs assessment for the state waste management system.

A statement on Thursday by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Kunle Adeshina, said the workshop, held on Wednesday at the LCCI building, Alausa, was to aid “the implementation of prioritised high-impact actions towards achieving the goals of the Lagos Climate Action Plan.”

The statement quoted the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Omobolaji Tajudeen, as pointing that Lagos generates over 13,000 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste, which amounts to over 4.5 tonnes per day with a high greenhouse gas emission rate.

The PS said the report of the gaps and needs assessment undertaken by an environmental consultant would be laid bare at the workshop for discussion and suggestions in order to improve the waste management system in the state.

“It is my expectation that this assessment will assist the state government to successfully achieve a diversion of organic waste from landfill, create jobs from recyclables and also reduce the greenhouse gas emission from the current 25 per cent to lower percentage ratio,” he said.

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