Kaduna Introduces ‘WASTE to CASH’ Initiative to Reduce Unemployment.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has partnered with ZL Global Alliance, which is a waste management company to launch a programme called the “waste to cash” programme. This programme is being setup to help get rid of waste in the state and to have a cleaner living condition for the people.
The programme goes in-line with the commitment of the governor in keeping Kaduna State very clean and healthy; Mrs Mrs Abiola Bashorun, who is the managing director of ZL Global Alliance Nigeria, made this known during the official launch which was made at the weekend.
Mr Bashorun also stated that the new initiative is to allow and encourage people exchange their waste for cash, that means that people would be paid for every trash they bring in, stating that a kilogram of waste will earn them N1.00. The minimum lot that is expected to be paid for is between 10 – 25kg per lot.
“The government of the state wants to make sure there is job and wealth creation using this initiative. It has been discovered that the number of unemployed youths and individuals is on the rise,” she further explained.
The expert from the waste management company made it known that the programme will kick off in the two major cities which is Kaduna and Zaria, which will be followed by Kafanchan and other towns which will commence very soon.
She also made a disclosure that ZL Global Alliance and the international partners involved were investing not less than $1 billion into this initiative across the states in Nigeria.