Mr. Ibrahim Adejuwon Odumboni. the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has assured Lagosians of a cleaner Lagos through the LAWMA Academy initiated put in place to educate and sensitize Lagos resident on the opportunities that lays around our surrounding in the guise of waste.
He made this statement at the official opening of LAWMA Academy on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at the LAWMA Headquarters, Ijora, Lagos that the practical institution aims to train Lagosians on the ways to generate income and build a career in turning waste to wealth.
Speaking to newsmen, Mr Ibrahim said that the aim of the academy is to further imbibe sense of belonging in Lagosians, so as for them to see every waste as a potential meal ticket.
“We want every household in Lagos to understand that what they see as waste is what some countries are depending upon to boost their GDPs.
“We aim to provide an experience forum for participants to gain practical skills and unique opportunities to learn, exchange existing practices, discuss challenges and develop a better informed decision-making process in waste management.
“The Academy is offering key services, which are Internship programme, Organisational Training, Specialty Training in Waste Management, Summer School for students, Waste Summit and Waste Competition. All the services are geared toward promoting standard ethics, integrity and compliances to waste management and environmentally regulations by individuals, corporations, professionals, and businesses in Lagos State.
“The Internship Programme is an intensive training platform that will engage individuals on sustainable waste practices and also improve their employability skills. This programme will enroll applicants between age of 18 and 28 for internship experience with LAWMA through different learning processes and the interns will have the opportunity to be trained on execution of waste management tasks as well as data gathering and research.
“The organisational training is certiﬁcation training for professionals, business owners, other waste management agencies and waste handlers in corporate environment and industries. The training will introduce corporate organisations and others to the fundamentals of public and corporate waste handling focusing on best practices to reduce, reuse, recycle and manage the resultant waste.