Several volunteers and scores of residents came out to clean the environment as part of an effort to drive a cleaner Lagos. The cleanup day in Aroloya, Idumagbo area of Lagos Island was in response to the growing concerns of increase in waste and a further decrease in awareness creation about the benefits of a clean environment and recycling.
The cleanup day is the fourth in the series of the campaign for a cleaner environment which debuted in September, 2015. In attendance were several volunteers, community members, representative of organizations including Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, Founder, Wecyclers; Mr Boluwaji Oyewumi, Programs Manager Wecyclers and Chairman of the Organizing committee; Hon. Tayo Ajayi, Councillorship aspirant, Lagos-Island Ward C3; Lola Talabi-Oni; Members of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, LAWMA, Green Cycle and Andela.
“With the growing concerns of environmental issues and increase in waste production across Nigeria, we came to a realization that we cannot leave all to the government hence we introduced the cleanup day to drive community participation in issues pertaining to the environment and encourage recycling” Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola said.
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