By Olufemilade Oyinade
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Ogun State Government to partner with various stakeholders in the waste management sub-sector, particularly in the recycling of waste to generate energy for domestic and industrial use, as well as compose manure for agricultural purposes.
Chief Obasanjo made the call while playing host to the State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA) team, who were on a working visit to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta.
He stated that the organisation’s desire to collaborate with the Agency was envisioned as way towards realising its goal.
Obasanjo said the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has shown determination to improve on the serenity of the State, through the establishment of OGWAMA and procurement of Compactors, as well as flagging- off of other laudable interventions to ensure a cleaner environment.
Responding, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Chief Executive Officer of OGWAMA, Mr. Ola Oresanya said Agency is an enabler for employment generation, noting that over 30,000 direct and indirect jobs have been generated. He also appreciated the former president for extending hands of fellowship to agency.
Highlight of the visit was the decoration Chief Obasanjo as the Grand Patron of OGWAMA.