By Isah Muhammad Jungudo:
The state environmental protection agency have pledged to address environmental challenges bedeviling Bayan Gari and other major waste collection centres in Bauchi metropolis.
Director General BASEPA Dr Mahmud Mohammed Bose made the pledge when he led management of the agency on an inspection and assessment visit to some major waste collection centres in Bauchi.
Dr Mahmud Mohammed Bose said the assessment visit will enable the agency collect data and see for themselves on the way to improve and provide modern and accessible waste collection centres in major towns in the state.
The BASEPA director general said presently the agency is evacuating all old waste dumping sites where all the targeted sites will be covered.
He said the agency is looking forward to collaborate with public sector to create value for the waste so that the waste will not be a menace to society especially the organic waste that will be transformed to organic manure.
At the Xpedient global vision limited along Federal Low-cost road the BASEPA DG commended the company for transforming waste to wealth by producing charcoal, manure pesticides and cooking stove.
He pointed out that BASEPA being a regulatory agency is looking forward to collaborate with other private investors so as to provide jobs to our teeming youths and women in the state.
In his comments the managing director Xpedient global vision limited Engineer Saleh Yakmut said the company is focusing on agricultural and domestic waste into value added products like organic fertilizer, charcoal brickets, Herbicides, pesticides and ruminant animals repellant.
Engineer Saleh Yakmut said the company is also into fabrication of agricultural machines that relates to conversion of waste into value added products.
He said for the past three years the company have been in forefront of collecting waste through freelance scavengers where the company buy a waste of not less than one hundred thousand Naira weekly.