Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Malam Nasir el-Rufai in its effort 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.
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, said it was in recognition of the governor’s commitment to keeping the state clean, green and healthy.
According to the MD/CEO of ZL Global Alliance, the ‘waste to cash’ initiative is meant to encourage the people to turn in their waste in exchange for cash, emphasising, “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 expert further explained that the programme which is scheduled to kick- off on September 14, 2016, will begin with the two major cities of Kaduna and Zaria, then Kafanchan and other towns will join in no distant time.
She disclosed that ZL Global Alliance and the international partners were investing over $1billion into the ‘waste to wealth’ initiative across states in Nigeria.