To commemorate World Environmental Day 2021, Rite Foods Limited has thrown its weight behind Lagos State government Cleaner initiative to ensure that the state’s environment is kept clean and livable.
The world-class Nigerian food and beverage company in partnership with Sterling One Foundation organized a Beach Clean-up at the Eleko Beach, Lagos on Saturday, June 5.
The firm affirmed that it would also be running a digital campaign to encourage the social media communities to create art from scrap from June 5th till June 30th.
Speaking on the initiative, the chief executive officer, Sterling One Foundation, Mrs. Olapeju Ibekwe, said the clean-up exercise is a beach adoption project that ensures that the environment is cleaned for a minimum of three days every week for the next year.
She stated that the exercise was the flag-off ceremony of the adoption of Eleko beach in addition to Alpha beach, which was cleaned earlier this year, and hugely supported by Rite Foods.
According to her, waste on these beaches would be cleared at least three times a week.
, adding that, “The youths in the communities where these beaches are located would be empowered with the skill sets and remuneration to ensure the initiative is well executed as measures aimed at having a healthier and cleaner environment.”
She commended Rite Foods Limited for partnering with the Foundation and looked up to more organizations joining them to ensure the environment is cleaned sustainably.
“Once we do it once, we set into place a motion, a structure, and a process to ensure it is being done consistently through the year,” she said.
She explained that the Foundation is also in partnership with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), as it takes care of solid waste while the Foundation does the same with the recyclables.
Also speaking , Eleko Community Leader, Chief Gbadebo Fatau Labia, thanked Rite Foods Limited for the immense support in ensuring that Eleko beach clean-up was successful.
“I give kudos to Rite Foods and urged the company to continue with its good works of environmental protection. I hope to see the organization do this next year,” he enthused.