LAWMA Gets Another MD/CEO, One Year after Gbadegesin Assumed Office

A photo collage of appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Ibrahim Adejuwon Odumboni and vehicles of the agency.

One year after Muyiwa Gbadegesin assumed office as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Ibrahim Adejuwon Odumboni as the new boss for the agency.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Monday by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the appointment, which took immediate effect, was consequent upon the resignation of Gbadegesin on August 19, 2020, for personal reasons.

Gbadegesin had assumed office at a handing over ceremony held at LAWMA office on August 8, 2019. He took over from former occupier of the position, Ola Oresanya.

Announcing the new appointment on Monday, the statement said Odumboni’s appointment showed Mr. Governor’s confidence in his capabilities and demonstrated the administration’s commitment to quality service delivery, considering particularly the new managing director’s contributions to the growth of LAWMA as part of its management in his previous position.

Odumboni was the Executive Director (Business Development) in LAWMA, in which capacity he had been deeply involved in the rebirth of the Waste Management Conglomerate.

While noting that the immediate past managing director had built a strong and highly motivated team in LAWMA and laid an enduring foundation for reforms in the organisation, Muri-Okunola thanked Gbadegesin for his visionary leadership during his tenure of office.

The Head of Service congratulated the new managing director and urged him to focus on improving service quality, adding that waste management and environmental sustainability are critical to all other aspects of the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda – Sanwo-Olu’s six development pillars.

The statement added that a lot is expected from the new LAWMA managing director.

Idowu Sowunmi