FG commissions waste management facility in Nasarawa — Property — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
The Federal Government has commissioned the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
The project, run through the Environmental Projects Office (EPO), is one of 18 EPO-approved and award-winning environmental response programs. It is planned to control waste mismanagement and ensure environmental protection in the communities it will serve.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Environment Minister, Mohammed Abdullahi when handing over the project to the state government, assured that he will ensure sustainable waste management in the state.
He noted that research has shown that the indiscriminate disposal of municipal solid waste is accelerating and is linked to poverty, poor governance, population growth, low standard of living and low level of awareness and understanding. environmental knowledge.
The President observed that the intervention will bring enormous relief to Lafia, which has long experienced ecological challenges and reduce the dangers to life associated with pollution.
He urged beneficiary communities to jealously guard the project and ensure that installed equipment is not vandalized.
Earlier, Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule represented by Secretary of State Government (SSG), Mr. Mohammed Ubandoma commended the Federal Government for the laudable project.
Sule said the delivery of the facility is a great contribution by the federal government to addressing environmental challenges and reaping the economic benefits of turning waste into wealth.
Sule said, “It will respond to the mirage of challenges, especially solving environmental devastation. People living around the metropolis like Karu axis and Mararaba and other urban agglomerations have faced indiscriminate dumping of garbage with consequences on their health and well-being.
He assured that the government would immediately leverage the project for the benefit of the people, adding that steps would be taken to explore the necessary public/private partnership with investors willing to replicate the power plant model and reap the benefits of the plant. project.
For his part, the Commissioner for the Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Kwanta Yakubu, commended the federal government for the project. He said it would strengthen the monthly environmental sanitation exercise, the ban on the production and use of charcoal in commercial quantities, and the functioning of the green state of Nasarawa.