LAWMA Fabricates Waste Bins for Ekiti State

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…extends partnership offer to other states at affordable rates
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun fabricating waste bins for Ekiti State, in a partnership aimed at tackling a myriad of waste management and environmental challenges.
Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, who disclosed this in his office on Tuesday, noted that LAWMA remained committed to ensuring proper waste management practices, within and outside the Lagos State, adding that Lagos was willing to support or partner other states in any area of waste management.
He said, “I am happy to announce the partnership between LAWMA and Ekiti State Government, which will see us fabricate their waste bins at a reasonable cost. By fabricating waste bins in-house, we gain greater control over quality, production speed, and ultimately, cost-effectiveness. This allows us to not only ensure a steady supply of bins for Lagos, but also help us to extend our support to other states like Ekiti, which is currently a prime beneficiary of this initiative. LAWMA has assisted some states before now and we are willing to do more”.
Gbadegesin stated that the partnership with Ekiti State showed LAWMA’s proactive approach to environmental issues, adding that the Ekiti project would serve as a pilot program, paving the way for similar partnerships with other states.
“We believe that effective waste management is not just a Lagos issue, but a national concern. LAWMA’s door is open to any state seeking our assistance. We are offering our expertise to provide technical support, training, and even manpower, to help other states develop and implement efficient waste management systems”, he said.
The LAWMA boss noted that the Authority’s Engineering Department, known for its ingenuity and resourcefulness, had developed a robust and efficient waste bin fabrication process, adding that the department utilised locally sourced materials to produce durable bins, for diverse waste management needs.
“LAWMA’s in-house bin fabrication initiative offers several advantages beyond cost-effectiveness and quality control. It fosters skill development and job creation within the agency, promotes local content utilisation, and reduces reliance on foreign imports. Hence, other states who are interested can get the bins at affordable rates”, he stated.
For waste management related issues, call LAWMA toll-free numbers: 080000LAWMA (08000052962), 07080601020 and 617 or send an email to info@lawma.gov.ng.
Kadiri Folashade (Mrs.)
Director, Public Affairs

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