Waste group advocates for adequate funding in Nigeria

Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON) has urged the Federal Government to provide adequate resources to promote sustainable waste management in the country.

Dr Felicia Mogo, the Chairperson of the association, made the call in Lagos. Mogo said that Nigeria, like other nations, must put structures in place to promote the recyclying of materials to achieve a zero waste economy.

According to her, the goal of the association is to professionalise waste management in the country and utilise all available potential for the development of the country.

“For the fact that we are making effort to learn and incorporate what we are learning into our system, shows that the country is ready for a sustainable waste management system.”

Mogo stressed the need to devote adequate resources for the management of the existing dumpsites in the country. She also underscored the need to put structures in place to facilitate the development of landfill sites into useful assets.

Landfills serving Lagos State are the Olushosun Landfill at Ojota, which receives 40 per cent of waste generated in the state, Abule–Egba Landfill, and the Solous site along Iba road.

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