Waste management reform of the Ogun State Government has received a boost as the state is set to build a $20m Integrated Waste Management Facility in Ogun West Senatorial District area of the state.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer,Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya, disclosed this in Abeokuta on Monday.
He said it was part of waste management reform of converting waste to wealth.
Oresanya said the modern waste facility would be sited in the outskirts of Ilobi town, along Atan-Ota/Sokoto road, in Yewa South Local Government Area.
He added that preliminary work has started on the facility, and according to him it will consist of a recycling unit and sorting slab, where plastics, papers and metals would be turned to wealth.
The OGWAMA boss stated further that it would also convert organic waste to fertilisers for the use of farmers.
He said when completed, the facility would provide employment opportunities for youths and women in Ilobi and its environs, and would lead to huge development of the town, “as investors and traders whose businesses are linked to the facility will invest in other sectors, such as infrastructural facilities and township regeneration.”