The Kano state government plans to construct a waste recycling company, to be named Shara Dukiya Nigeria Ltd., at the cost of $100 million at Kawo, in Gabasawa local government area of the state, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has revealed.
During the foundation laying ceremony of the Shara Dukiya project, (which literally means Waste is Wealth) Governor Ganduje explained that it would be executed under a public/private partnership with Waste Services International of Malta and City Central Group of Companies, a Lagos based company.
“Under this collaboration, government is to provide the site and continue to support the company with necessary assistance to ensure the sustainability of the programme thus representing 40% of the partnership contribution” the governor stated.
He added that “on their part, the two companies are to provide part funding for the manufacture, delivery and installation of the plants in addition to the provision of skilled manpower requirement and the engagement of our teaming unemployed youth, putting their combined investment in the project at 60% of the total financial structure”.
Governor Ganduje maintained that the decision by his administration to establish the plant was informed by the need to properly handle municipal solid waste, which is being generated in large quantity on daily basis, in view of the high population and heterogeneous nature of the State.
When the company becomes fully operation, the governor assured, the problem of refuse would be completely resolved as it would also provide alternative of fertilizer for farmers for enhanced agricultural production in the state.