400 families in Gnami and Pakau communities of Kaduna state have reportedly enjoyed non-stop clean electricity. This has been supplied to them for about two years now by two solar photovoltaic systems worth 90 kilowatts (kW). As disclosed by Nigeria’s power ministry.
The ministry stated in Abuja on August 2, 2017 that the systems – a 40kW and 50kW off grid solar mini plants, were installed in Gnami and Pakau respectively by the ministry.
It explained the projects were built under a renewable energy initiative to provide affordable and reliable access to electricity in rural communities in the country’ [read more]
Lagos Lauds Sterling Bank on Environmental Sustainability
In a show of endorsement of Sterling Bank’s sustainability campaign known as Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM), senior officials of the Lagos State Government have paid glowing tributes to the initiative, saying it is in line with the state government’s vision of encouraging residents to show respect for the environment.
Speaking at the inauguration of the mega cleaning exercise, which took place on August 17, 2017 at the Computer Village in Ikeja, recently, was the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare. He commended Sterling Bank for its show of commitment to the campaign for a livable environment’ [read more]
Federal Government Restates Desire to Phase out Plastic Bags
The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, stated the desire of the Federal Government to eradicate polythene bags. They will be replaced with recyclable paper bags and in the process create wealth from waste.
Speaking in Abuja recently during the 10th Global Environment Facility (GEF) National Steering Committee Meeting, the minister, represented by the Director, Human Resources, Mr Gabriel Lotto, said it is the dream of the government to faithfully upscale issues of the environment, such as climate change, biodiversity, desertification, and forest and land management’ [read more]
Visionscape Gets Lagos Support for Environmental Bond
Special Purpose Vehicle, the Municipality Waste Management Contractors Limited, has issued a N50 billion Medium Term Notes to finance the implementation of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI).
The Lagos State Ministry of Environment fully supports the innovative financing structure adopted by Visionscape and its partners.
The companies and their local partners will provide vital infrastructure by designing, building and managing the first engineered sanitary landfill in Nigeria.
The Lagos State Government recently launched the CLI, which is expected to commence fully in September 2017. The Initiative is also targeted at providing over 27,500 street sweeping jobs and 400,000 indirect jobs within the State, as part of a poverty alleviation initiative’ [read more]
Waste to Wealth Containers Arrive Port Harcourt (PH)
18 containers of equipment for the construction of a world class sea waste management project has arrived in Rivers State.
This project will be carried out by African Circle (MARPOL), also known as African pollution management company. They are expected to keep the sea clean.
General Manager, Eastern Operations, Olajide Oluwayemi told newsmen that, containers which arrived from France are components of waste management facilities.
“This operates a waste to wealth system” Oluwayemi said’ [read more]