Nollywood actors Foluke Daramola, Bolanle Ninalowo, Olatayo Amokade (Ijebuu) and Adenike Hamzah were on Wednesday inaugurated as Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) ambassadors.
Other ambassadors are Tobi Bakre, Onyebuchi Ojieh (Buchi the Comedian) and Olawatoyin Bayegun (Woli Arole).
They were inaugurated by LAWMA managing director Ibrahim Odumboni to support the agency’s advocacy for sorting of wastes to aid recycling.
Speaking at the inauguration held at LAWMA’s headquarters, Odumboni said that there was need for sorting of wastes by households to improve recyclables waste.
“With the inauguration of the LAWMA Ambassadors, in the next few years, we will see LAWMA on a higher pedestal and better positioned to perform its duties to the satisfaction of the state residents.
“We can only achieve remarkable feats with formidable cooperation and support of all stakeholders,” he said.
Odumboni commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for giving priority attention to waste management and environmental regeneration.
“Upon assumption to office, Governor Sanwo-Olu listed environment in his THEME agenda constituting the central focus of his administration.
“He has lived up to his promise by giving tremendous support for city cleanliness and matters of environmental rebirth.
“LAWMA policing is in full gear to halt the menace of illegal refuse dumping.
“Our men have been deployed to black spots and other locations notorious for illegal waste dumping,” Odumboni said.
The LAWMA boss said that the ambassadors, who have over 10 million followers on social media, were thoroughly screened.
He said that the authority believed in their abilities to sell the LAWMA brand, through several professional avenues for excellent result.
Speaking on behalf of the ambassadors, Bolanle Ninalowo, promised that they would ensure attitudinal change of their fans in waste management.
He thanked the state government for endorsing them to be LAWMA ambassadors.