The Lagos State Government has launched the model community recyclable management project as part of efforts to make the state cleaner.
According to a statement made available to newsmen, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Dr Omobolaji Gaji, disclosed this during the launch at the headquarters of the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government.
Gaji, who was represented by the Director of Sanitation Services, Office of Environmental Services, Dr Hassan Sanuth, said the recycling initiative was one of the fulfillment of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
He said there was a need to review the solid waste management in the state due to the increase in population with the corresponding increase in the generation of waste.
He added that the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, in collaboration with Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government and Community Development Council, was committed to promoting the community recyclables management project in the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area.
“It is important to note that the successful implementation of the project will result in a cleaner and healthier environment and the elimination of solid waste from drainages preventing clogging and flooding,” Gaji said.
In his welcome address, the Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye LGA, Usman Hamzat, commended the state government for finding the LGA worthy to be the first to benefit from the community recyclables management project.