Waste Management: Sensitization, man policing to be enforced in Kwara

By Ibrahim Sheriff (Gold)

The Kwara State Government has said  sensitization and man policing will be taken seriously to enforce positive attitudinal changes in the people towards waste handling.

The Kwara state government, through the Ministry of Environment also called on waste contractors to intensify efforts at curbing the waste menace in Ilorin metropolis to avoid sabotaging government efforts on waste disposal.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Pastor Kola Ojo Abraham made this call today at a meeting held with the new General Manager Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency, Alhaji Dan Musa, during his visit to the ministry today, according to a statement by the Ministry’s Press Secretary, Okanlawon Taiwo,

Pastor Abraham explained that the best is yet to come from the waste contractors, charging them to work in collaboration with relevant bodies to find a lasting solution to the menace of waste.

Abraham said that “the involvement of all relevant bodies especially the constituted high powered intersectorial committee have along way to go in correcting any negative impression of handling the nuisance.”

In his comment, the Director of Environment, Mr Towoju Gabriel, advised social waste contractors to restrategize on the modalities of their operations.

In the same vein, the General Manager, KWEPA, Alhaji Saad Dan Musa said, he has strategized several ways of handling the issue, such as meeting and sensitizing the market men and women, community heads and leaders.

Dan Musa said these strategies will be spread to other local government areas while the sanitary officers and mobile courts will be put into use.

In their seperate remarks, representatives of Primscape and Interproject waste contractors, Mrs Kadri Titi and Mr Jenfa Emmanuel, respectively,promised to work in compliance with the ministry’s and the agency’s directives for the good of the state.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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