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Kaduna State Government Launches "Waste To Cash" Programme

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  • Kaduna State Government Launches "Waste To Cash" Programme

    Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Malam Nasir el-Rufai in its bid to improve the living condition and well- being of the people of Kaduna State has gone into partnership with a waste management expert company, ZL Global Alliance (Nigeria) in the collection of waste in a project called “waste to cash” programme, according to Leadership.ng.

    At the official launch of the “waste to cash” project at the weekend in Kaduna, the managing director of ZL Global
    Alliance Nigeria, Mrs Abiola Bashorun, disclosed it was in recognition of the governor’s commitment to keeping the
    state clean, green and healthy.

    As MD/CEO of ZL Global Alliance further noted, the ‘waste to cash’ initiative is meant to encourage the people to turn in their waste in exchange for cash, stressing, “Under
    the scheme, we shall be paying N1.00 per kilogramme of waste. We, however, expect a minimum of 10 to 25kg per
    lot.

    “The state government under the initiative wants to take its commitment to get job and wealth creation a notch higher.The state government has found that it has a large population of youths and women who are either unemployed or under-employed,” she explained.

    The waste management managing director further explained that the programme which is slated to kick- off on September 14, 2016, will commence with the two major cities of Kaduna and Zaria, then Kafanchan and other towns will join later.

    She revealed that ZL Global Alliance and the international partners were investing over $1billion into the ‘waste to wealth’ initiative across states in Nigeria.
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