By Olasunkanmi Akoni
lagos—World Bank has expressed its readiness to partner with Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, in executing projects that would lead to cleaner and healthier environment in the state.
Speaking during a recent visit to LAWMA, the leader of the World Bank team, Mr. Joseph Akpokodje said the purpose of their visit was to discuss ways of combating some of the environmental challenges facing Lagos State, especially as it concerns waste management and air pollution.
“We are here talking to you because you manage waste in Lagos. Methane is a greenhouse gas that we want to address as part of the programme”, he said.
He added that part of the objectives for the visit was to kick-start the South-south cooperation, which involves collaboration between Nigeria and other concerned countries on means of mitigating prevalent environmental challenges.
Earlier in his address, the General Manager of LAWMA, Mr. Olusegun Adeniji while commending the World Bank team for the visit, used opportunity to explain the new Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI, embarked upon by the state government aimed at making more effective waste management in the state.