|Senator Ibikunle Amosun
The Ogun state government has disclosed its willingness to launch the European Union, (EU) sponsored feasibility study on the ‘Waste to Wealth Energy’ project, aimed at improving power supply in the State.
Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, will launch the bill on November 9 in Abeokuta, the project is to be carried out by the state government in collaboration with Lafarge-Holcim Africa.
It seeks to convert waste generated in the state to energy.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Bolaji Oyeleye, revealed this in a statement said, “The project, when completed, will translate our waste to wealth, improve power supply, and promote green energy.
He further said, “It will also bring to an end the present practice of dumping waste in land-filled areas or dump sites, in line with our goal of zero waste to dump site.
He added, “The fruit of this effort will be the establishment of thermal power plants in Ogun State, with the pilot plant in Abeokuta.”
Oyeleye said that the feasibility study would involve field trips and house-to-house enumeration, appealed to the people of Ogun State to cooperate fully with the team of assessors, whenever they visit their homes as well as organisations, in the course of the exercise.
Among those expected to witness the event include a delegation from the EU, Lafarge-Holcim Africa, members of the Ogun State Executive Council as well as other stakeholders.