The Lagos Waste Management Authority says it has begun the fabrication of waste bins for Ekiti State.
The Managing Director/CEO, LAWMA, Muyiwa Gbadegesin, in a statement on Tuesday, said the initiative was in a partnership aimed at tackling a myriad of waste management and environmental challenges.
He said LAWMA remained committed to ensuring proper waste management practices within and outside the Lagos State, adding that Lagos was willing to support or partner with 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.”
“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,” Gbadegesin added.
He further noted that the engineering department of the agency utilised locally sourced materials to produce durable bins for diverse waste management needs, adding that “other states who are interested can get the bins at affordable rates (at LAWMA).”