Agency to create additional dump sites in Benue, says official
BENUE State Government has said additional dumpsites will be created across the state to facilitate waste management.
General Manager, Benue Environmental and Sanitation Agency (BENSESA), Mr. Ediga Akpa disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.
He said the additional dumpsites would facilitate effective discharge of the agency’s duties as well as enhance compliance with sanitation laws.
He said the present dumpsites at North Bank, Gboko road and Naka road were inadequate.
Akpa attributed the indiscriminate refuse heaps in Makurdi to ongoing evacuation of drains and gutters by his men.
According to him the evacuation will allow for the free flow of drains in the city and prevent flood.
“The exercise has enhanced the agency’s performance especially in the evacuation of wastes,” he said.
He, however, called on government to purchase new compactor facilities for the effective clearing of refuse in the state.
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