Sun. Sep 25th, 2022

LAWMA Academy Holds 2nd Edition Of Waste Essay Competition

LAWMA Academy Holds 2nd Edition Of Waste Essay Competition

LAWMA Academy, the educational arm of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) said it is set to hold its second Waste Essay Competition for Lagos residents, tagged “Impacts of Waste Containerization on Effective Waste Management”.

The competition among other things, according to a release issued by LAWMA’s Director of Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, is to promote awareness on its recently launched “Adopt-a-Bin Programme”, as well as broaden participants’ knowledge in the area of waste management and environmental sustainability.

The release states that: “Our portal is open for the second edition of the waste competition with the topic, ‘Impact of waste containerization of effective waste management’. This is in line with LAWMA’s current initiative to promote proper waste containerisation through the Adopt-a-Bin programme launched on 23rd February, 2022. We believe that this will help to get people’s opinion on waste containerization and recommendations to help in remodeling the programme”.

It further stated that “the essay competition is open to persons aged 18yrs – 30yrs, with cash prizes of ₦50,000 for the winner, ₦30,000 for the first runner-up and ₦20,000 for the second runner- up.

LAWMA advised participants to visit it’s portal for full guidelines, indicating that the maximum essay length is 1500 words, to be submitted in a Word file, with a Times New Roman font, size 12.

Eligibility criteria include being resident in Lagos; the bio data accompanying the essay must include: date of birth, gender, address and occupation, while participants are expected to follow LAWMA’s social media handles.

The first edition of the competition was conducted in August 2020, with over 250 entries received.

For further inquiries, call these numbers: 08035016056 and 07080601020, or send an email to academy@lawma.gov.ng.