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Lagos engages UK company on waste management

25 February 2014, 17:21Okoro Chinedu

 Lagos - A United Kingdom-based waste management firm has been engaged to assist the Lagos State Government manage waste generated in the state.

Knowledge Factory International (KFI) has signed an initial one year agreement with the Lagos State's Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

The agreement entails that the UK firm facilitating international knowledge transfer and capacity building between LAWMA and KFI to foreign counterparts in Africa, Europe and United States.

Country representative for KFI, Prof. Chris Nwagbaso, signed the agreement on behalf of KFI while the Managing Director of LAWMA, Ola Oresanya, signed on behalf of the state.

Other dignitaries who were present at the sealing of the partnership include Prof. Babatunde Ogunsanwo and Yemisi Ogunlola, LAWMA legal adviser.

Speaking at the event, Oresanya said that the partnership would further help his agency gain more knowledge from more advanced countries on new strategies to tackle waste management.

He said although the state had made tremendous progress on how it managed waste in the state, there was need to gain more insights from companies and countries that had achieved more success in that area.

Oresanya noted that a decade after the establishment of LAWMA, the agency could now boast of several achievements including the capacity to recycle refuse into usable material.

Nwagbaso said his company was willing to help LAWMA achieve more success.

He added that the company would engage its other partners and affiliates to empower LAWMA with latest technologies and approaches to waste management.

 – CAJ News

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