ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna
Kaduna Internal Revenue Services (KADIRS) and ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited is to jointly commence the collection of revenue from waste collection and management effective from Monday the 27th November, 2017.
This was disclosed Thursday during a walk to sensitise residents on the enforcement of door to door waste and revenue collection.
ZL Global Alliance is a solid waste management company engaged by Kaduna State government to be sole waste manager that will collect or arrange for the collection of the domestic waste in Kaduna, Kafanchan and Zaria.
Addressing newsmen during the exercise the managing director and Chief Executive Officer of ZL Global Alliance Abiola Bashorun said, the exercise which was simultaneously going on across the capitals of the three Senatorial zones in the state was necessitated by the need to sensitize the residents of they state ahead the commencement of the enforcement date.
The MD/CEO who spoke through the Head of Operations, Mrs Kate Ogenyi noted that, the door to door waste and revenue collection which was launched in 2016 by the Kaduna State government would now be enforced.
She said the jointly coordinated waste revenue collection is aimed to further generate additional revenue for the state government in order to execute more people oriented projects across the state.
“Yes we are embarking on the road walk to create awareness on enforcement of door to door collection of waste and revenue.
“ZL Global Alliance is the key waste management company engaged by the State government to manage waste in Kaduna, Kafanchan and Zaria and that means, no private organization or individual is permitted to collect any level or fee on behalf of the state government apart from the recognized key contractor in conjunction with Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS).
“The enforcement is commencing this Monday 27th November here in Kaduna and will be gradually extended to Kafanchan, Zaria and other towns across the State with various payment depending on the area.
“We are doing this with Private Sector Partnership (PSP) private waste collectors who are ready to work and registered with us. The idea is to add to revenue generating effort of the state government so there can be more money for the government to execute people oriented projects.
“We are starting with eye brow areas like commercial centre where we have banks, hospitals, schools, filling station, market,GRA and then residential. It was officially launched last year but we are about to commence the enforcement”, she explained.
Earlier, Alhaji Mahmud Nuhu from the KADIRS emphasised that only KADIRS /ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited is permitted to collect waste and revenue in the State.
He stressed however that no cash payment is allowed, saying all payments are to be paid to the joint account of KADIRS/ZL Global Alliance ops or through the use of Pos or ATMs.
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