Waste managent to provide employment in Ondo
The Ondo government on Wednesday promised to generate employment through the recycling of waste products collected across the state.
The Chairman of the State Waste Management Authority (OSWA), Mr Shina Fadamisan, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Akure.
Fadamisan said that refuse was no longer useless as the government was eager to harness it to usefulness.
“I must tell you that the idea of burning refuse that causes air pollution which is collectively believed to be harmful to the health of generality has come to past.
“We are saddled with responsibility which is beyond of collecting refuse and dumping as an old traditional way.
“But we are now recycling of this refuse into job creation by curbing high rate of employment rate among the teeming youths in the state.
“This waste will be recycled to fertiliser and metal fabrication,' he said.
According to him, Akure Recycling Plant is now operational and has staff strength of 100 youths, direct and indirect labour.
“Also, all efforts are being put in place to start operation in Ondo Zone, while other principal cities like Owo, Okitipupa and Ikare are also being considered,' he stated.
Fadamisan also pledged that the state government would not relent its effort in ensuring that all the 18 local government areas were kept free of waste.
“Gov. Olusegun Mimiko has said it time without number that all 18 local government areas in the state must align with cleanliness policy of his administration.
“To this effect, we can be proud of 20 operational vans in Akure metropolis and more will soon be available to combat the rising challenge from packing waste,' he said.
The chairman, therefore, urged residents to cooperate with the state government in making the state a beauty and splendor for all to see.
“To complement government effort, every household should have waste bin to make disposal properly.
“By so doing, the state will be a place of pride in time of beauty and good ambience,' he noted.