The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has appealed to residents in the state to maintain cleaner environment and support the state government’s measures put in place to curtail environmental degradation and the spread of the corona virus pandemic.
The Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, made the appeal on Wednesday in a statement commemorating this year’s World Earth Day in Lagos, a day set aside to show support for environmental protection.
He said, “Today is indeed a special day as we celebrate this year’s World Earth Day and create awareness on the need for cleanliness, environmental sustainability and protection, in the face of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Gbadegesin pointed out the need for attitudinal change among residents as it relates to the environment, adding that negative environmental practices like waste burning and indiscriminate refuse disposal pose serious hazard, not just to the environment, but also people that live in it.’’
Meantime, a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has expressed confidence that the aftermath of dreadful disease, Covid-19 will bring positive change to the nation.
The Lawmaker in a statement made available by his media office in commemoration of World Earth Day said despite the impact of the virus on both the nation’s economy and social life, this will put the world on track to a greener future.
Yishawu reiterated the need for everyone to rise up with one voice for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that the nations need to meet its climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.