‘How to solve waste challenges’

By Okwy Iroegbu-Chikezie

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the state will harness modern technologies to achieve sustainable development by deploying modern technology to make the best use of wastes.

The governor said the state would also mitigate the adverse economic, social and political consequences of waste manegement.

Sanwo-Olu spoke at the World Habitat Day with the theme: Frontier Technologies As Innovative Tool to Transform Waste to Wealth.

The event was attended by professionals, officials of the United Nations (UN) Habitat, members of the National Assembly, commissioners, captains of industries and others.

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The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said effective management of waste has become a global priority and must not be discountenanced.

“It is now important to view ‘waste’ as a valuable resource that can be turned to wealth through technology. It offers the potential of better, cheaper, faster, scalable and easy-to-use solutions for everyday problems. This innovative approach will address all areas of the waste hierarchy: reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.

“We believe that with innovative and technology-driven waste management system, cities can resolve not only the challenges but also create employment, promote growth, improve health and ecosystems which in turn contributes to happier, greener and healthier cities.”

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