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Lagos State generates up to 12,000 metric tonnes of waste daily . A growing portion of this waste finds its way into our streets, highways, and canals. Deficiencies within the waste management system are blamed for the lapses. In Lagos, waste management is poor and we have an unacceptable presence of waste on our streets, our highways, our shorelines, our gutters, in front of our houses – everywhere! When we go for a walk, look out the window, enter a building, drive over 3rd mainland, pass through CMS, in bus terminals, it’s there – human waste. By now, regulators and operators should be innovating localised methods of collection and conversion suited to the unique challenges of the city... Full story

21 January