Lagos State And Dutch Company Collaborate To Power 40,000 Homes

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The construction of a waste-to-energy facility would be coordinated by a partnership between the Lagos State Government and Dutch Company Harvest Waste Consortium. About 40,000 houses will have access to electricity produced by this new facility.

 

Through his X page, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Tuesday. He clarified that the facility will turn garbage from Lagos into electricity that can be used to power homes. This agreement, according to Sanwo-Olu, is a noteworthy step that aims to produce energy locally for Lagos citizens. Every day, the facility will process 2,250 tonnes of garbage to produce 60–75 megawatts of electricity.

 

He highlighted that this initiative will enhance energy security for Lagos residents as well as play a key role in the city’s waste management strategy and will also improve air quality and divert 95 Percent of waste from landfills.

 

Beyond environmental benefits, Sanwo-Olu emphasised that the project will stimulate economic activity in Lagos. It is expected to attract significant investments and create numerous job opportunities.

 

Jubril Gawat, a media aide to the governor, provided further details. He stated that the construction phase of the plant will create between 300 and 500 jobs. Once operational, the plant will offer 110 permanent jobs over its 25-year lifespan.

 

The project represents Lagos’s effort to adopt more sustainable waste disposal methods. It aims to divert over 95 Percent of waste from landfills, cutting down on environmental pollution which also aligns with Nigeria’s broader environmental goals.

 

 

Harvest Waste Consortium specialises in transforming unmanaged landfills into sources of clean energy. Their projects include recycling initiatives and job creation, promoting healthier communities.

 

The financial details of the Lagos-Harvest Waste Consortium deal were not disclosed. However, Sanwo-Olu expressed optimism about the positive impacts of this international collaboration on Lagos’s local challenges.

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