By Kelvin Alohan
The Minister for Environment, Dr Muhammad Abubakar, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to an effective waste management system in Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement by Saghir el-Mohammed, Director Press of the ministry on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister was represented by Prof. Philip Shewkolo, Officer Overseeing the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP) at the 3rd International Waste Summit 2021, said that the commitment would promote waste management in the country.
“In achieving an effective waste management system, the federal government will continue to develop policies to ensure that actions toward waste management are profitable.
“The youth can benefit from sorting, storage, transporting to treatment all of these are opportunities to generating income,” he said.
Abubakar noted the summit would help identify areas of improvement in waste management while assuring that the government would create a conducive environment for operators.
He expressed optimism that the deliberations reached at the summit would further help the government in managing waste and promoting relevant policies and programmes for a healthier environment.
The summit was organised by the Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON).
The two-day summit had as its theme: ‘Waste Management in an Emerging Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’.