Ecological Project Office implements pollution management facility in Kano State
By Zeniat Abubakar, Abuja
The Ecological Project Office EPO in Nigeria has reiterated its committed to continue its interventions through the implementation of the industrial pollution management facility in Kano State, northwest Nigeria.
The EPO said this is in line with the government policy to mitigate ecological challenges posed by natural and human elements across the country.
The projects are spreads over the three major industrial layouts of Bompai, Sharada and Challawa companies and industries operating in the state.
Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office, Mr Shehu Ibrahim who was conducted round the facility on inspection in Kano State, said the project was one of the landmark projects of the office and that government was committed to the completion of the project.
According to Mr Ibrahim “the complaint for the intervention came from the state government, the Kano State Emirate Council and the industrial community for an urgent intervention to salvage the imminent environmental hazard within the area.”
Mr Ibrahim further said the Office is working with the Industrialists and the state government to manage the project and maintenance of the facilities.
The contractor, Mr. Sanusi Turaki of ALPS Global Link Ltd, said the project implementation was first of its kind in Nigeria and believed it has passed the integrity and quality assurance test.
According to Mr Turaki, “The project components include, piping with 325 chambers constructed, a water treatment plant for the collection of raw sewage from the holding reservoir and the incinerators to burn the solid particles collected from the physical treatment and surroundings and convert them for economic benefits.”
The project which is presently at about 95% completion, when completed will avert environmental disaster in the State.