PSP Operators in Lagos Undergo Waste Management Training

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

A capacity-building workshop on waste management has been organised for the Chief Executive Officers of the Private Sector Participants (PSP) in Lagos State.

The training was designed to examine ways of improving waste management, through sound administrative and financial control of the various PSP outfits.

It was organised by the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), an agency created by the state government to manage waste in the metropolis. The seminar was held for three days and it gave operators to interact with the state government on better ways to be more efficient.

The Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, informed participants that the state government was committed to having a cleaner Lagos, noting that it was necessary to carry the operators along on how to achieve this goal.

According to Mr Odumboni, who was represented at the event by the agency’s Chief Technical Officer, Mr Olohunwa Tijani, the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu attaches great importance to the continuous training and retraining of the operators for the effective transformation of waste management in Lagos.

“This training programme is meant to further enrich your knowledge of waste management, boost your operational capacity and improve the administration of your various outfits,” he declared.

“We hope that everyone would benefit immensely from the presentations and go home learning something new to improve your businesses,” he said further.

The LAWMA CEO stated further that the authority would continue to work for improved operational efficiency of the PSP operators, through the provision of a business-friendly environment.

In his remarks, the President of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM), Mr David Oriyomi, said it was a train-the-trainer workshop geared towards good customer relations, health, safety and environment as well as create a value chain for the waste management industry.

He also appreciated the gesture of Governor Sanwo-Olu led administration for giving out 6,000 uniforms for distribution among the PSP workers.

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