Kano State lays foundation for recycling plant

By Osita Okechukwu

The foundation has been laid, of a “Waste to Wealth” recycling plant in Kano state, the main commercial nerve centre of North-west of Nigeria.

The project, which will attract at least $100 million in foreign direct investments into the state, is situated at Kawo, Gabasawa local government area of the state.

It is the realisation of a concept by Shara Dukiya Nigeria Ltd; a Public-Private Partnership, owned jointly by Kano state government, City Central Group of Companies and Malta-based Waste Services International Ltd.

Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says when completed, the project will convert solid waste to organic manure and fertilizer, among other products.

The project is also expected to provide employment opportunities to thousands of people, in addition to curbing the lingering issue of waste management in the state.

Kano is one of the industrial hubs in Nigeria that generates a lot of waste, with huge potentials for transformation into other useful products.