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Waste management should generate power, boost agric – Obasanjo

Waste management should generate power, boost agric – Obasanjo image

FORMER President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday says recycling of waste would generate energy for domestic and industrial use as well as compose manure for agricultural purposes.

The ex-president advised Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to partner with the various stakeholders in the waste management sector towards attaining waste to energy drive.

Obasanjo spoke while playing host to the Ogun State Waste Management Authority led by the Chief Executive Officer, Ola Oresanya, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.

He said Abiodun had shown his determination to bequeath a cleaner environment to the people of the state.

Obasanjo said, “The energy so generated will be used for immediate communities where the recycling plants are generated thereby reducing over-reliance on public utilities and move the nation towards industrial growth and sustainable development.”

He, however, pledged the OOPL’s preparedness to partner with OGWAMA in the key areas of environment and waste management.

Responding, Oresanya, who is the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, said the governor had established OGWAMA as an enabler for employment generation and that so far, over 30,000 direct and indirect jobs had been generated. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Oresanya added, “The state government is determined to make the state the cleanest in Nigeria and thanked the former president for extending hands of fellowship to the authority.”

He thereafter decorated Obasanjo as the Grand Patron of OGWAMA.

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