Group begins energy generation in Lagos

Babatunde Raji Fashola, Governor of Lagos State

The first phase of the pilot project was carried out in the Lekki Local Council Development Area of Lagos.

A group, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives (CCDI), has commenced energy generation from waste in Lagos.

This was contained in a statement signed by the CCDI’s Programme Director, Kofo Adeleke, on Tuesday.

The statement said that the first phase of the pilot project was carried out in the Lekki Local Council Development Area of the State.

It said that the project, which would be replicated in other states, was tagged: “Energy Generation from Waste: A locally-Based Livelihood, Resource Protection and Adaptation”.

“The project is expected to establish a locally-based integrated waste management strategy that will reduce waste, generate energy and improve lives. The project will also be making use of a locally fabricated bio-digester system in the conversion of organic waste into electricity and fertiliser,” the statement said.

It also said that with the current effects of Climate Change, Nigeria, like other developing countries, needed to evolve a sustainable waste management system.

The statement noted that efficient waste management in the communities would promote public health and also reduce water and air pollution.

It said the project, when encouraged, would enhance skills acquisition as well as provide income for the communities.

“The technical partners, Midori Solutions, will be converting fish guts, water hyacinth and other organic waste to bio-gas. Such bio-gas can fuel a 10KVA generator,” it noted.

The statement added that the project was being supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Federal Ministry of Environment.

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