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Lagos State Government Urges Manufacturers to Adopt Green Manufacturing Practices



The Lagos State Government is urging members of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN) and fellow entrepreneurs to embrace Green Manufacturing practices in accordance with global standards.

This initiative not only aims to improve people’s lives, generate income, and create job opportunities but also seeks to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and protect the environment.

During her presentation titled “Green Manufacturing: Managing Standards and Achieving Profit” at the 5th Environmental Seminar/Award Ceremony hosted by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ikeja Branch on Friday, Mrs. Adetutu Ososanya, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Cooperatives, emphasized the importance of this initiative. Mrs. Ososanya stated,

  • “When we embrace Green Manufacturing, we can achieve a smaller carbon footprint and reduce the number of toxins released into the atmosphere.
  • Future generations will ultimately benefit from improved air and water quality, fewer landfills, and more renewable energy sources.”

The Government’s plan for reducing carbon footprints

Speaking further, she informed the public of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s plans to power important public infrastructure in the public transportation, health, and educational sectors with renewable energy.

She said,

  • “Also, the administration has pledged to fully implement the recommendations of the just concluded Lagos Circular Economy Hotspot, the very first on the Continent of Africa, and organized by the State, in partnership with African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) and the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP), supported by the Netherlands.
  • The teeming population of Lagos would be profitably and effectively engaged through the initiative, which Mr Governor mentioned would transcend Lagos, the country at large, and of entire Sub-Saharan Africa”

Significance of eco-friendly manufacturing techniques

Also speaking at the event, was the Executive Secretary, of Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, Mrs. Funke Adepoju who harped on the significance of adopting eco-friendly manufacturing techniques.

She highlighted how the existing methods are responsible for environmental pollution, thereby adversely impacting both the state’s surface and underground water reservoirs.

She underscored the value of Green Manufacturing, emphasizing its potential to enhance the ecosystem and safeguard our precious natural water resources.