Nigeria’s economic hub to shut major dump site in 2022

heaped refuse dump in front of a shop
heaped refuse dump in front of a shop

A major dump site in southwest Nigeria’s Lagos State would be wound down by 2022, a top official said on Friday.

Scavengers picking some plastic materials at the dump site

Ola Oresanya, the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), stated this at the Olusosun Landfill in Ojota area of Lagos during a tour of the 23 year-old site.
The authority had started the process for the final wind down program of the site, Oresanya said, noting that the place will be turned to a green park and used for various things like a golf course and recreation center.
He told reporters that the electricity that will be used in this place will be from the methane gas generated at this site.
According to him, the authority would provide a fish pond to breed different species of fishes to complement the green park center, adding that a Boston based company in the U.S. had been contracted to execute the project.
He said the landscape of the dump site had been adjudged to be suitable for golf course.
The Olusosun is the biggest of the existing three landfills, covering 41.7 hectares and receiving 40 percent of the wastes being generated in the state. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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