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Private coys laud proposed amendment of Lagos Waste Management policy

Yemisi Olusina

The Lagos State House of Assembly has moved to ensure that only private sector participators collect waste in the state.

This is to prevent the problem associated with the involvement of a foreign concessionaire.

To achieve this,  the state’s Assembly Committee on the Environment  has presented 46 sections for amendment out of the 526 sections in the Environmental Management and Protection Law 2017 to stakeholders.

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In a keynote address, the deputy Speaker of the House, Mr. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, said the intention of the government was to ensure seamless collection of waste for all operators.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Saka Fafunmi, said the proposed amendments would give more power to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and also ensure that no state asset was given to any concessionaire.

The Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Dr. Ola Oresanya, said the law was good but it still required having the right people in place to ensure effective implementation.