The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has become a business partner of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWN) for the implementation of professional certification courses in waste and resource management.
It is the product of the partnership between LAWMA Academy and SafeEnviro, an environmental consulting firm, based in London.
Managing Director/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, who disclosed this in his office, at Ijora, noted that the partnership was approved by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and that the development would create an opportunity for interested persons, to run professional certification courses in waste management and related disciplines.
He said, “It is gratifying for the Agency to have this partnership at this time approved by the Governor, to open up opportunities for individual scholarship, as well as investment opportunities and wealth creation in waste management to add value to the waste management sector of Lagos State”.
Best practices in waste management
He noted this would also instill best practices in waste management, which would ultimately bring forth cleaner environment that will guarantee good health and promote environmental sustainability, explaining that interested persons can run their courses and become chartered.
Odumboni stated further that the collaboration between LAWMA Academy and SafeEnviro UK would help build change agents for a sustainable environment in the state and beyond, urging residents to take advantage of this and be certified, as certificates would be issued at the end of the course.
He called on those interested in relevant courses to visit LAWMA Academy’s website, www. lawmaacademy.com, for registration and inquiries, adding that most of the courses are free, while others attract fees.