Former member of the Lagos state House of Assembly Honourable Segun Olulade has said he was mocked by friends and coursemates for packing wastes on the streets of Lagos.
Honouable Segun Olulade, who is a two-term member of the Lagos state House of Assembly has shared his inspiring
The former lawmaker made the disclosure in an interview he granted Nigerian Tribune, in which he said he did not set out to pack wastes because of poverty, but because he wanted his dignity intact. I decided to provide solution to waste management in Lagos because it was a menace in the state at the time
He said: “Waste management then was a great menace in Lagos then, so I decided to provide solution to it by picking waste from one street to another for free.
“However, many people were amazed that a young man could engage in such act, so they expressed gratitude by parting with some money.”
Recalling how he was mocked, Olulade said some of his coursemates at the Lagos State University (LASU) saw him packing wastes by the road side and told his friends in school.
He said: “They told our friends that they saw me clearing waste. Looking back today, I would say it was worth the while.”