By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Akwa Ibom State Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two different companies to promote waste to wealth.
The State Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resource, Dr. Iniobong Essien told The AUTHORITY in Kaduna that the government is determined to make the state the cleanest in the country.
He said that the government intend to convert waste to energy, organic fertilizer and other by-products.
He traced the increase in waste generation in the state to the developmental strides of Governor Emmanuel Udom.
‘’The ambiance of the state is beginning to attract investors, including those in diaspora. This has translated into more waste generated.
‘’So we don’t want to be overtaken by this. Waste recycling is a major area we are concerned with.
Dr. Essien also disclosed that investors have indicated interest in management of solid waste in the state.
Akwa Ibom state currently holds a monthly sanitation exercise on a designated Saturday across the 31 Local Government Areas.