It was indeed a significant day for the Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA, as the agency on Wednesday inaugurated and unveiled its Ambassadors to Lagosians and the country at large.
The new Ambassadors includes Bolanle Ninalowo, Olatayo Amokade popularly known as Ijebu, Actress Foluke Daramola, Comedian Oluwatoyin Bayegun popularly called Woli Arole, Adenike Hamzah, Comedian Onyebuchi Ojieh and Reality Star, Tobi Bakre.
As a global brand, LAWMA in the last administration had experienced a total disconnect from the lagos populace, and to bridge the gap, the agency has carefully chosen personalities with tract record as society people with good following and having great appeal among the people.
Addressing the Ambassadors and guest present, the Managing Director of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni said enlisting the support of these personalities as brand Ambassadors is a well thought out idea to plant LAWMA even deeper, into the consciousness of Lagos residents; to leave the agency on the lips of Lagosians, as the household name that it has always been.
“LAWMA today is a refocused one, fully committed to its core mandate of excellent waste management in all the nooks and cranny of the state.”
“This is an era of Zero tolerance for filth and environmental nuisance. We must do it and will stop at nothing to achieve it,” Odumboni said.
The MD assured lagosians in the next few years, LAWMA will be on a higher pedestal and better positioned to perform its duties to the full satisfaction of the people.
Mr. Odumboni said the agency believe strongly in the Ambassadors and in their ability to sell the LAWMA brand, through several professional avenues for excellent results.
“its a privilege and a great opportunity to serve the people of Lagos,” Award winning Nollywood Actor, Nino Bolanle said as he expressed his gratitude to the lagos state government and LAWMA for the opportunity to serve and to be a voice to the people.
“We have one goal which is to make Lagos State cleaner and better collectively. There is no bureaucracy and politics when it comes to waste. Waste is waste and it is our individual and collective responsibility to make sure the state is kept clean,” Nino said.
Describing the move as ‘ Nollywood for LAWMA,’ Legendary Actress, Folake Daramola applauded the Managing Director, Mr. Odumboni for his forward thinking approach to rebrand and reposition the agency. The actress said the challenge to change the face of LAWMA is one that welcomed and accepted by the Ambassadors.
‘We would improve on what have been on ground. This is an honour and we pledge to give it our best,’ Daramola said.
Also present at the inauguration was the Senior Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo Olu, on Monitoring and Enforcement, Mr. Ayo Williams, LAWMA C.T.O, Dr. Olohunwa Tijani amongst other guests and staffs of LAWMA.
Lagosians were admonished to desist from the practice of improper waste disposal, shun the act of littering and patronise PSP operators inorder to maintain a consistently clean lagos.
With over 10 million fans to their credit, it is expected that the Ambassadors will no doubt live up to their promises by giving tremendous support and generous attention to the state and matters of environmental rebirth.