RESOURCE AND RECYCLING CENTRE TO BE BUILT AT OLUSOSUN DUMPSITE…
Written by tobi adejare on May 31, 2019
A resource centre to train youths on waste management, including sorting and recycling is to be built at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made this known during an assessment tour of the dumpsite alongside his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat noted that the dumpsite still has the capacity to receive waste products from across the State for the next two- to-three years and announced that over the next one month, his administration would be sensitizing residents about waste sorting and recycling.
The State began dumping refuse at the 47-hectares site about twenty-eight years ago.
The Governor said a fence would be constructed round the facility to reduce the security risks associated with the site, while the road network within the dumpsite would be rehabilitated to improve the turn-around for waste disposal trucks.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also said there was need for an assessment exercise for private sector operators, popularly known as PSP in the waste disposal chain to find out their challenges noting that he would like to find out if Lagos residents would like the reintroduction of the monthly sanitation day.
Correspondent Omolara Omosanya recalls that a legal practitioner, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa had instituted a case against the State Government challenging the restriction of human and vehicular movements during the sanitation hours.
A Court of Appeal had ruled that the restriction of movement was illegal following which the Lagos State Gover4nment cancelled the monthly sanitation.