Lafia waste recycling plant reaches 50% completion – Commissioner

Lafia waste recycling plant reaches 50% completion – Commissioner

The Nasarawa State Government says work on its waste recycling plant has reached over 50-per-cent completion stage.


The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Musa Ibrahim, said this on Saturday in Lafia, while addressing newsmen after the July monthly sanitation.


“When the plant is completed and it becomes operational, waste will become a scarce commodity because it will be turned into wealth.


“There are off-takers already willing and ready to buy the finished products from the recycling plant,” he said.


The commissioner lauded the Federal Government, through the Ecological Office, for siting the waste recycling plant in the Angwan Rere neighbourhood of Lafia, the state capital.


Commenting on the recent flood in Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) and other places across the state, Ibrahim blamed the development on some recalcitrant residents who built structures on waterways.


He, however, denied media reports that some lives were lost during the flood in Keffi LGA, saying investigations by the ministry revealed that no life was lost in the flood, even though some property were destroyed.


Besides, Ibrahim said that the state government was working assiduously toward ending open defecation in the state, in line with the sanitation policy of the Federal Government.


According to him, the government has put measures in place to ensure that the residents comply with government’s policy on stopping open defecation.


Ibrahim noted that the monthly sanitation in the state had helped to curtail the spread of diseases such as malaria and coronavirus, among others.


He praised residents for participating in the monthly exercise.

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