As Africa’ s model Smart city, with a population of over 20million people and still growing, Lagos remains an attractive destination for not just investors but also those seeking greener pastures. With this comes the growing challenge of managing solid waste.
To make the task of waste management efficient and environmentally friendly, the cleaner lagos initiative was introduced. Since then, the government has been working day and night in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to rid Lagos of waste.
In line with this initiative, the state government established land fill sites, created an enabling environment for waste sorting, recycling and disposal,
Despite the efforts of the government, some saboteurs are said to be frustrating the state’s new waste management policy while some residents still engage in indiscriminate dumping of refuse
The environment plays a critical role in the overall development of the society, it therefore requires not just the effort of the state government, but also the commitment of residents and other stakeholders to rise above its present challenges.