LAWMA soon to assume Regulatory Role

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has said it will soon assume it’s primary role of being a regulatory agency thereby making waste management system in the state more effective.
The Executive Chairman of LAWMA, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejokun made this known while making a presentation on, “Prospects and Challenges of Waste Management: The LAWMA Experience” at the National Waste Management Conference held at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos recently.
He said Lagos generates about 14 metric tonnes of waste on daily basis as estimated with influx of thirty-three people to the state and ten departure daily, hence, the increase in waste generation. This he said has made the agency to characterise the waste that emanates from each area in the city to enhance the waste to wealth process.
Adejokun affirmed that the prospects in the waste management stream include but not limited to waste to wealth, job creation, economic growth, clean environment among other things.
Continuing, The LAWMA Boss said if wastes are not well managed the resultant effect will overwhelm the city. In like manner, it is a fact that infrastructural development is a huge factor for effective waste management in the state.
He therefore urged residents degrading the environment through patronage of cart pushers to desist from the act. Adding that the attendant challenges of waste management include population increase, culture, urban planning, funding and a host of others.
In his concluding remark, Adejokun said “we are all waste managers and if we are conscious and passionate about our environment, we will make it safer for the unborn generation”.