Waste Management: Kogi Acquires 40 New Trucks – Commissioner

truckThe Kogi State government says it had ordered for 40 new trucks as part of efforts to strengthen the activities of the State Sanitation and Waste Management Agency.

The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Abudulrahaman Wuya, told newsmen in Lokoja that the trucks, on arrival, would be deployed to 40 strategic locations to ensure clean environment.

He said the vehicles would come in from China and Germany and the state government would soon take delivery of them.

“The purchase of the trucks will generate employment for more women and youths in the state.’’

The commissioner said the state government would engage more people to clean the streets to enhance cleanliness in the state.

The Managing Director of the State Waste Management Board (SWMB), Mrs Florence Joseph, said that the agency had only three trucks.

She urged people in the state to be patient as the delivery of the new trucks would positively impact on their operations.


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