July 14, 2024

Sahara Group Foundation Partners LSETF, IBILE Oil and Gas, Wecyclers, to Launch 7th Go-Recycling Hub in Ikorodu LCDA

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L-R: Esther Chibueyin Fagbo, Human Resources and Partnership Manager, Wecyclers; Folashade Adebanjo, Programmes Manager, Sahara Group Foundation; Abiola Ibine, Lead, Sustainability, IBILE Oil & Gas Corporation; Barrister Adesanya Ayeni, Secretary to the Local Government, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA; and Badmus Lateef, Council Manager, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA at the Go Recycling Hub Launch, held at Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu LCDA, Lagos.L-R: Esther Chibueyin Fagbo, Human Resources and Partnership Manager, Wecyclers; Folashade Adebanjo, Programmes Manager, Sahara Group Foundation; Abiola Ibine, Lead, Sustainability, IBILE Oil & Gas Corporation; Barrister Adesanya Ayeni, Secretary to the Local Government, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA; and Badmus Lateef, Council Manager, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA at the Go Recycling Hub Launch, held at Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu LCDA, Lagos.

In its ongoing commitment to fostering sustainable waste management across Lagos State, the Sahara Group Foundation has teamed up with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Ibile Oil and Gas, and Wecyclers to proudly launch its seventh Go-Recycling Hub. This latest addition is set to make waves in Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu LCDA.

The launch of the seventh Go Recycling hub is a significant milestone, aligning with the partnership overarching objective of establishing twelve recycling hubs across grassroot communities. This strategic initiative aims to transform waste management practices, providing an innovative solution to address the mounting challenges of waste disposal and recycling in Lagos State.

This initiative is not just about collecting and recycling waste; it’s about empowering local communities. It creates job opportunities for residents who can exchange their waste for cash, fostering environmental awareness and responsibility along the way.

During the launch ceremony in Ikorodu LCDA, Ejiro Gray, the Director of Sahara Group Foundation, shared her excitement about the initiative’s progress. She stated, “We’re taking a significant step towards building a cleaner, greener future for our community.” “This isn’t just about recycling; it’s about taking ownership of our environment and actively participating in its well-being.”

Ejiro Gray urged residents to seize the opportunity to earn extra income while playing a role in keeping their environment clean.

Also speaking at the event, Adesanya Ayeni, Secretary to the Local Government, Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, emphasized that the benefits of the Go-Recycling hub extend beyond the government to the entire community. He highlighted the substantial impact of reducing waste pollution and decreasing government spending on drainage clearing.

Ayeni commended the Sahara Group Foundation and its partners for choosing the Igbogbo community for this initiative, thereby enhancing the lives and livelihoods of its residents. He encouraged everyone to make use of this valuable resource and actively participate in environmental stewardship.

So far, seven Go-Recycling hubs are strategically situated across Lagos State, and these hubs are open on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Residents can visit any of the hubs in the following areas: Isolo LCDA, Osolo Way, Aswani Road; Igando-Ikotun LCDA, Ikotun-Idimu Road, Off Egbe Road; Lagos Island LCDA, 173 Adeniji Adele Road; Onigbongbo LCDA, 30 Kudira Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja; and Ifako Ijaiye LCDA, NRC Building, Old Akute Road, to exchange their recyclables including pet plastics, pure water sachets, plastic chairs, plastic tables, paper, cardboard, HDPE, LDPE, can bottles, and glass bottles for cash incentives.

Representatives are available on-site to receive recyclables, provide guidance, and share insight on how recycling can help transform our lives and impact our environment sustainably.

Sahara Group Foundation in partnership with LSETF, Ibile Oil and Gas, and Wecyclers, through this initiative, is leading the way in implementing scalable and impactful solutions to environmental challenges, helping to create a positive impact on the environment by promoting recycling and waste reduction, while also supporting the improvement of lives and livelihoods across communities.

To learn more about the Go-Recycling initiative, please visit www.saharagroupfoundation.org. Additionally, follow us on our social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @iamsaharafdn.

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