- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The Lagos State Government has unveiled a scheme to effectively and efficiently manage solid waste. According to the government, the scheme known as the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, is an extensive and sustainable waste management system that is expected to provide permanent solution to waste recycling, recovery and reduction challenges that have dimmed the shine of the state for decades.
It also offers an innovative approach to liquid waste management, drainage management and wastewater treatment, and is expected to create employment for about 27,500 community sanitation workers.
The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, noted that CLI qualified as a mass employment scheme that would also contribute to improving the environment and socio-economic conditions of the residents of the state.
He said it was an unprecedented employment creation strategy and would create an enabling environment for non-governmental agencies, the private sector as well as the state government to harness opportunities presented by the adoption of international best practices in waste management infrastructure development.