Green Janitors celebrate her 3rd Anniversary with Green Dinner at Acrhbisop Akinde Christian Event Resource Center, Bariga on Saturday, December 17th, 2022.
Leaders with outstanding performance in supporting the environmental course in Lagos State were recognised with an award, and outstanding volunteers of the year were given certificate of an Award.
DR. FEMI GIDADO Member Board of Trustees, of Green Janitors in his welcome speech “I warmly welcome you to this year’s Green Dinner, where we look back to the course of the entire year, our activities and impact on the environment as well as how to improve in the coming years.”
“Taking a peep into the inception year, Green Janitors was founded on the vision and belief in a sustainable environment, which I can tell you is a global issue as discussed during the COP26 Summit Glasgow,2021; Sustainable environment through impeccable hygiene propagation, proper waste management, Carbon reduction and inter-continental cooperation (and in our case; interagency collaboration).”
“All these are what we’ve worked on over the course of 2022. We had ticked a lot of boxes from inception to this moment, even at the height of the pandemic, we still managed to keep forging ahead, and we will continue to strive and thrive to achieve a greener and more sustainable environment.”
Mr. Ashade Abdulsalam the Executive Director of the Green Janitors in his opening remarks “The passion started a decade ago, but officially translated into a youth led registered Non Governmental Organization (Green Janitors Sustainable Initiative) in 2019.
We are celebrating three years of Green Impact as Green Janitors, we appreciate everyone who have helped us through this journey.
Poorly managed waste is contaminating the world’s oceans, clogging drains and causing flooding, transmitting diseases, increasing respiratory problems from burning, harming animals that consume waste unknowingly, and affecting economic development.
We have been closing the gap of proper waste management. waste management is everyone’s business. Ensuring effective and proper waste management is critical to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Green Janitors have been helping to solve this gap through our projects Pick the Plastic, Beyond Recycling, Campus Recycling Champions, Youth4Nature.
He added “We hope to do more in the coming years with the help and support of our passionate volunteers and sponsors.”
Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlede RAK Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations in his own remarks
“Your level of quality work remains unprecedented in our society, your selfless humanitarian services, your focus on innovation is fabulous and it has lightened a spark in the minds of everyone in this state.”
He added “They said work smart, not hard Well, they are wrong. You work both hard and smart. That makes you the best.
I want you to know that you’ve done an excellent job and we’re all proud of you. Celebrate this moment.”
Mr. Damilola Emmanuel General Manager LASWA in his remarks he talked about collaboration “As for me as well even beyond the collaboration for me it is relationship that really matters, I say relationship because I have relationship with him even outside the congress and that is why it makes it easier to work.”
“While I was leaving home, I thought of it that why do I really need to be here today despite every other things I need to do, I thought of it that it will take relationship for me to be here today.”
“We know how much plastic affects the water ways for example and you will be amazed by how long this plastics can live for so long in the water ways , affecting the aesthetic the green Janitors are doing well enough to eradicate these things, I will implore everyone of you to support them.”
Chairman of the Day: Hon Mobolaji Ogunlende RAK, Special Adviser on Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Lagos State Government.
Special Guests/Awardee: Mr Ibrahim Odumboni
MD, LAWMA, Mrs Bola Adewumi
Deputy Director, LAWMA, Mr Damilola Emmanuel
MD LASWA, Arese Lucia Onaghise
Executive Secretary, FBRA, Hon. Oluwadamilare Samuel Kafisewon MD, FIA Homes, Hon. Hammed Salawu Dullar Executive Chairman, Shomolu Local Government, Hon. Kolade Alabi David
Executive Chairman Bariga Local Government, Rtn. Alozie R. Nsirimobi President, Rotary Club of Gbagada.
The following members were appointed as Green Ambassadors at the Green Dinner due to their contributions towards sustaining and protecting the environment
1. Ekwueme Divine Adaeze – Team Lead, Ikeja
2. Ganiyat Abass – Lead Advocate CRC-LASU
3. Comfort Olafare – Team Lead Ikorodu
4. Bababusola Oluwaseyi – Team Lead Akwa Ibom
5. Tolulope Omoyeni – Founder,Green Minds
6. Mosope Coker – Team Lead Yaba
7. Daud Lukman Kehinde – Team Lead Oto Awori
8. Abdulhameed Musodiq Adeniyi – Coordinator, Campus Recyling Champions, LASU
9. Bello Sheriff – Team Lead Badagry
10. Oyeboh Olamide Suliat – Team Lead Lagos Island
11. Aishat Opeyemi Babatunde – Team Lead Epe
12. Akibu Mutiat – Team Lead Ibadan