Hon. Mojisola Meranda, the lawmaker representing Apapa I constituency has canvassed and advocated the need to generate electricity from waste.
While speaking at the stakeholders’ constituency meeting purposely aimed at reorienting the community on the need to properly handle environmental challenges.
The meeting also proffered solutions, recommendations and suggestions to threatening environmental challenges.
The event, held at the Apapa Amusement Park, was tagged “Environmental challenges: Community Engagement to Facility Lasting Solution”.
Meranda urged the community on the need for proper refuse disposal, admonishing them to place bin bags at the corner or frontage of the house, where appropriate waste can be deposited, as they await arrival of the LAWMA officials who will pick them up on designated days.
The lawmaker hinted that the Lagos State government has taken measures to sensitise the public on how well to separate wastes that can be recycled, from wastes that cannot be recycled, to make it easy for waste collectors.
She said: “At a time like this, when our community is being ravaged by flood due to improper waste disposal, there is urgent need to organise a program like this, to sensitise the public on how well to manage waste.”
On ways to combat flooding, Meranda said the first thing to be done is desilting the drainages. She added that once the primary and secondary channels are cleared, flooding will be a thing of the past.
“The safety of our environment is a collective responsibility; it should not be left out to the government alone,” she added.