The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) is partnering with the management of the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) to clean up food and beverage debris on waterways.
The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday. He said that FBRA had on Monday signed an agreement with the Lagos State Government. NAN reports that FBRA is a combination of various food and beverage companies which comprise Coca-Cola, 7Up, Nigerian Breweries, Nestle, among others. “The management of the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has signed an agreement with the Lagos State Government to commence the collection of pet bottles littering the inland waterways and handle them over to recycling companies.
“FBRA purchased six boats and officially handed them over to the management of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). “The boats are additional contributions to the ongoing efforts of the Lagos State Government through LAWMA team to rid the waterways of all kinds of waste. “The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) will be supporting this initiative by providing infrastructure for the boats to berth and also muster points for waste collection,” Emmanuel said. According to him, the authority is pleased with the waterways clean-up project. Emmanuel said that the clean-up would ensure that waterways were free of debris for safe travels for all waterways users and for a greater Lagos.
He called on Lagos residents and boat operators to join hands with the state government in ensuring a safe, clean and prosperous inland waterways system.