Minister initiates scheme to boost revenue

By Raph Izokpu

The Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has unveiled cash for trash recycling hub in Nyanya area of Abuja as part of measures to control indiscriminate waste disposal.

Unveiling the project, the minister noted that the aim of the scheme was to promote healthy environment and erosion control, stressing that blocking the drainage with litres has been one of the major factors contributing to flooding in some parts of the territory.

The minister commended WASTE Africa and the FCT Satellite Towns Development Department for what she described as laudable initiative.

In her remarks, the Convener of WASTE Africa, Ms. Funto Boroffice, noted that Abuja lacks recycling plant, hence the need to introduce it in the nation’s capital like most cities in the country.

She revealed that with the support of Coca Cola Foundation, WASTE Africa was able to establish seven recycling hubs in the territory, just as commended the FCT Administration for the partnership.

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