by Sarah Qamar

Community Based
Employment Creation.

The current Cart Pushers, Bike Riders, and other unemployed youths
will be engaged and transformed to Community Sanitation Workers(CSW).
CSW will be employed thus creating more jobs.
Addressing the existing challenges
in solid waste management in Lagos State

Cleaner Lagos initiative aims to protect the environment, human health
and social living standards of Lagos residents

Enabling Environmental Law

To make for an elaborate and standardized regulation of the environment
of Lagos state in line with international best practice

The PSPs under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative
As part of the changes, all licensed operators will have a solid contractual agreement
between the clients and the operators. This will serve as protection for the licensed operators
and a financing tool in the current economic terrain”

The Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) is focused on improving the environment to make it cleaner, safer and healthier for all Lagosians by promoting a harmonised and holistic approach to the challenges; and as a result, improving operational efficiency.

The initiative is geared towards addressing, enforcing and regulating the challenges in the solid waste management systems within Lagos State, while also aiming to protect the environment, human health and social living standards of Lagos State residents.

We must acknowledge the environmental degradation that plagues the State and the urgent need for a world class comprehensive waste management system that addresses this crucial quality of life issue.

His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode


  • Efficient waste collection process
  • Efficient street, highway, drainage and waterway cleaning process
  • A new environmental law changing the way waste is collected and enforcing new rules
  • Kick Against Indiscipline (K.A.I.) has evolved to Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), enforcing regulations
  • Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) has been empowered to regulate the sector
  • Lagos State Environmental Trust Fund (LSETF) has been created exclusively for environmental related expenditure and activities
  • State-of-the-art waste management fleet
  • Fully kitted operators with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


  • Becoming the greenest city in Africa by 2025
  • Improving the quality of water
  • Addressing treatment of wastewater and sewage, and poor practices
  • Environmental remediation projects addressing degradation
  • Reducing the accumulation of solid waste
  • Promoting best practices, including reducing, reusing, and recycling
  • Reducing greenhouse emissions and air pollutants
  • Preventing public littering and improper disposal of waste
  • Lower Lagos’ crime rate with a job creation scheme
  • Reversing and reducing the impact of climate change
  • Working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Twitter Feeds

RT @Ecoprune: As you go about today. Please please, don't litter! Hold on to that trash till you find a bin! #Staredownonpollution #cleaner…
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RT @AdesojiAdejolu: Saw this in my area. Kudos to the Lagos Ministry of Environment. @AkinwunmiAmbode is working! #CleanerLagos #ILoveMyLag…
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RT @moelagos: Lagos Begins Construction Of First Engineered Sanitary Landfill In West Africa
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Distribution of free waste bags to households in Lagos State commences under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative.…
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