Osunkeye Identifies Key Development Factors
THE former managing director of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, has identified inter-agency resources and Public-Private Partnership as key requirements for sustainable development
. Osunkeye, who made the remark as the chairman of Kuramo Conference series, organised by Resource Innovation and Solutions Network Nigeria, said Lagos population will soon exceed 20 million , while Nigerian urban population would exceed it’s 2013 estimates of 50 percent.
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According to him, the population of Lagos is expected to exceed 20 million inhabitants and the Nigerian urban population would exceed it’s 2013 estimates of 50 percent. He said over 1600 of those new urban dwellers would call Lagos home on a daily basis.
“As is the case with all rapidly urbanising cities, there is usually a price to pay. Exponential increases in demand on social services that include recycling systems, waste water treatment, sanitation and solid waste management and I might add congestion and gross unemployment, puts pressure on already stressed resources.
“For us all, and especially for businesses, this poses major risks. These already converging issues can inhibit economic growth as they damage the enabling environment causing a slow-down in investments, and elevating public health risks. The business case for a stronger attention to the social and environmental consequences of business activities has never been stronger”, he said