The Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN) has called for the Federal and State governments in Nigeria to support the Association as it seeks their support to professionalize the Waste Management industry through capacity building and a special investment fund.
This call was made by Mr Olugbenga Adebola, as he assumes leadership of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAMN) as National President.
Indeed, it was a day of commitments to excellence and service delivery as the newly elected executive committee of the Association were inaugurated earlier today, in Ikeja, Lagos.
Mr Olugbenga Adebola, the Managing Director of Richbol Environmental Services, who emerged as the National President after a keenly contested election, in his acceptance speech reeled out a 14point action plan that would revolutionalize the operations of waste managers in Nigeria.
Chief among these is an appeal for the Federal and state government’s to establish a special intervention fund for members of the Association.
“Members of AWAMN are essential service providers supporting environmental sustainability, health and well-being and Nationwide aesthetics”
“Providing low Interest loans will enable AWAMN members be at par with those in the Agricultural sector, Aviation and Healthcare”
Speaking further, Mr Adebola lamented the lack of adequate capacity, pledging his dedication and asking for institutional support to increase capacity building of waste managers in Nigeria”
Other areas of focus include downward reduction of all remittances, especially by Lawma, to allow members to stay afloat in the face of local and global hyper inflationary costs of doing business; review of the environmental protection law; diversification of members business functions and embedding of global standards in the sector.