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LASG partners with Ghana’s Jospong Group to revolutionize waste management 

The Lagos State Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jospong Group of Companies, a leading waste management firm from Ghana, to enhance the management of solid and liquid waste in the state.

This collaboration aims to establish a Material Recovery Facility that will significantly reduce the amount of waste reaching landfills by easing downstream pressure. 

Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, formalized the agreement on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, alongside Dr. Joseph Agyepong, the Executive Chairman of Jospong Group. Wahab announced the partnership through a post on his official X account, highlighting it as a crucial step forward in revolutionizing waste management practices in Lagos. 

The commissioner announced that the MoU with Jospong Group will introduce mobile transfer loading stations to replace fixed ones, aiming to alleviate waste congestion in key areas like markets. This initiative addresses Lagos’s solid and liquid waste management challenges, driven by its large population, active markets, and industry-generated waste. 

Wabab also noted that the partnership aims to enhance Lagos’s livability by developing comprehensive waste management facilities to serve current and future demands. The focus will be on technology, advocacy, enforcement, and promoting a circular economy through recycling, composting, reuse, and waste-to-energy initiatives.