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Kwara establishes refuse sites amid growing population

27 October 2015, 17:03

Kwara - State government has established dump sites in several sites in view of the increasing population in the state and consequent escalation in refuse generation in the capital.

These have been set up in Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Moro and Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed announced the development on Monday in Ilorin following a meeting with the chairmen of local government councils.

Also read: Kwara denies ceding state-owned institutions

Ahmed added that the refuse problems witnessed in the Ilorin metropolis in recent times was caused by challenges with the communities around existing state dump sites and gave an assurance the problem will soon be resolved.

He advised the chairmen of the six local government councils to consult with stakeholders in the proposed communities before choosing the new dumpsites to ensure their cooperation and understanding.

The Governor also assured that the new sites will not pose any health or other threats to residents of the affected neighbouring communities.

The population of Kwara is about 2.4 million, making it the 30th largest state by population. However, the popultion of the capital Ilorin is estimated at 850 000, making it the 13 largest city in the country.

- CAJ News


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