All is now set for the 2021 edition of the ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue holding Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Adam’s Hall, Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Lagos by 9am with the theme: dialogue “e-Waste in Nigeria: Consumer as key to Circular Economy & 20 years of GSM.”
This is coming as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta would be leading dignitaries with his keynote address on “20 years of GSM and e-Waste in Nigeria.”
Confirming this Wednesday in Lagos, the Editor-in-chief of ITREALMS Media, organisers of the ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue, Mr. Remmy Nweke, also said that the chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo would addressing the dialogue on “ALTON: 20 years of GSM and e-Waste in Nigeria.”
Nweke equally said that selected experts from the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), and E-Waste Producer Responsibility Organisation of Nigeria (EPRON) to name a few, have lined up to dissect the theme.
Further, he said plans have been advanced to ensure a successful ITREALMS E-Waste Dialogue, stressing the importance of tackling electronic waste in the country cannot be over-emphasised, as the nation celebrates 20 years of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) which made it easier for inflow of electronic devices and usage in the most populated African nation.
The Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), he pointed out, comes from the likes of mobile phones, computers, TV-sets, and fridges among other electronic devices have become a set of fastest growing waste streams across the globe.
In commemoration of the International E-waste Day (IeWD) 2021, Nweke said, ITREALMS Media, is hosting a day discourse on e-Waste in Nigeria: Consumer as key to Circular Economy & 20 years of GSM under its flagship ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue.