Plateau state Government through its ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals Development, has constituted a committee for the privatisation of waste management in the State.
Commissioner of Environment and Solid Minerals Development Hon. Abdullahi Abbas, during the constitution of the committee said that the government in a bid to ensure a sustainable waste management has emanated plans of privatising the waste management system in the state.
He said asides the generation of revenue and the provision of employment opportunities this act would create, it would lead to a cleaner and healthier state.
He charged the inaugurated members to ensure that they are proactive, by coming up with strategic, feasible and sustainable ways that would lead to the smooth take off of the commercialised waste management system.
The commissioner explained that the committee is expected to produce a template for the participation of the programme, bring out implementation plans for its takeoff, delineate zones or areas of operation and bring up any relevant suggestions for the success of the programme.
Abbas, said that the committee has two weeks to submit its report.
He called on all illegal existing waste operators in the State to desist from operating as anyone caught would face the full wrath of the law.
He further called on the general public that are interested in waste management to apply through the ministry.
Five persons were inaugurated as members of the committee with its chairperson as Mrs. Vou. Dido.
The chairperson of the committee assured the commissioner, that the committee would deliver a viable template for the smooth take off of the commercialisation of waste management in the State before the two weeks given to the committee elapses.

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