According to the Chief Executive Officer, Developmental Association for Renewable Energy in Nigeria, Engr. Yahaya Ahmed, “Plastic bottled houses can last for more than 200 years if constructed properly. It can stand the challenge of fireproof, bulletproof, and it is earthquake resistant.”
It can last more than 200 years on earth irrespective of the circumstances that may occur, and it’s 20 times stronger than brick walls. It is also bomb proof, he added.
Such houses are constructed by thousands of recycled plastic bottles which are filled with sand, cement, and mud’ [read more]
Poor Environment Delays FG’s Feeding Programme in Lagos
The Lagos State Government has justified the continued delay in the commencement of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in the State, seven months after the Federal Government kicked off the programme in other listed states.
Speaking with newsmen on the programme execution, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, who doubles as Education Commissioner, said that the atmosphere in the state’s public schools is not conducive for the programme to commence.
According to her, we have 497,318 pupils in our primary schools. And for us to feed these children scattered in 1, 010 public primary schools, we must do proper preparation to ensure that no school is excluded from the programme’ [read more]
Lagos to Roll out New Environmental Initiative In July
The implementation of the much-awaited new environmental policy of the Lagos State Government otherwise known as the Cleaner Lagos State (CLI) would commence in July, Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare has said.
Responding to concerns raised by a renowned economist and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company Ltd, Mr Bismarck Rewane about the state of the environment especially with regards to solid waste management, Adejare said when implemented, the new environmental initiative would revolutionize and revitalize the sector in line with global best practice’ [read more]
Erosion, Flood Control: Federal Government Approves N1.5billion for Varsity
The Federal Government has approved an ecological fund of N1.5 billion for erosion and flood control at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State.
According to the ‘The Tide,’ the fund was attracted by the effort of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, and it covers the construction of intra-campus roads, drainage’s, culverts, pedestrian walkways among others.
Mr. Umar Abdulkarim, the leader of the National Economical Fund office delegation who disclosed this recently said that the fund was approved by the presidency.
Abdulkarim said the fund is aimed at controlling the impact of flood and erosion on the university and hailed the commitment of the vice chancellor of the institution’ [read more]