NESREA, EPRON, NUJ applaud ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue

NESREA, EPRON, NUJ commend ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue

Director-General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Prof. Aliyu Jauro and Executive Secretary, E-Waste Producer Responsibility Organisation of Nigeria (EPRON) Ibukun Faluyi as well as the chairman, Lagos council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Adeleye Ajayi have commended ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue.

Both spoke at the 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue held at the Welcome Centre Hotels, Lagos on the theme ‘E-Waste in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.’

The DG of NESREA, who was ably represented by the head of port operations in Lagos Ezinwayi Udechukwu, said the event was timely as the number of e-waste in the country continues to soar.

Jauro in a goodwill message commended ITREALMS Media for the dialogue, saying he looked forward to the outcome of deliberations to be made available to the agency for continuous engagement with enlarged stakeholders in the country.

Mrs Faluyi, on her part, applauded ITREALMS Media for raising the tempo of discourse on electronic waste in the country.

She canvassed for more synergy between media in carrying out its fundamental function of enlightening the public and social enterprise like EPRON.

Mr Ajayi equally added his voice to the commendation, stating that the future is bright with this stride by ITREALMS to engage Nigeria’s populace on the positive use and disposal of e-waste.

Earlier in his welcome address, editor-in-chief of ITREALMS Media Inc Remmy Nweke disclosed that they were concerned with the rise in the country which are not properly disposed of eventually.

This situation, he said, was worsened by the random importation of electrical and electronic devices into the country without consideration for the end-life of such gadgets and attendant implication to the economy and social development.

ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue was initially scheduled for October 14 but was rescheduled due to COVID-19 lockdown and #EndSARS protest.

The dialogue was supported by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Association of Licensed Telecom Operations of Nigeria (ALTON) and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) among others.