Jospong Group signs agreement with Nigeria’s Lagos State for waste treatment plants

February 27, 2024
Jospong Group of Companies Signs Agreement with Lagos State for Waste Treatment Plants

The Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) has officially agreed with the Lagos State Government to construct waste treatment plants in Lagos, . This partnership, facilitated through the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MoEWR) of Nigeria, aims to address the management of the substantial 13,000 tonnes of waste generated daily in Lagos State, Nigeria's commercial capital.

As part of the agreement, a feasibility study for the construction of an integrated waste management plant is currently underway. Once completed, the plant will be responsible for receiving, sorting, processing, and recycling both solid and liquid waste, transforming them into useful products.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, and the Commissioner of the MoEWR, Tokunbo Wahab. The signing ceremony took place in Lagos, Nigeria, with the presence of Ghana's Consulate-General, Samata Gifty Bukari, Advisory Board Members of JGC, Gifty Boi-Bi-Boi, Emmanuel Otchere Okomeng, and other executive members from both parties.

Expressing satisfaction with the agreement, Dr Agyepong emphasized that the MoU marks the beginning of a significant relationship between the Jospong Group and various states in Nigeria. He highlighted the importance of environmental sanitation as a fundamental human right and a cornerstone of public health, aligning with Sustainable Development Goal Six, which focuses on clean water and sanitation.

Dr Agyepong noted that environmental sanitation challenges are widespread, affecting densely populated urban areas to remote rural communities. He emphasized the dire consequences of poor sanitation, including the spread of waterborne diseases and environmental degradation, disproportionately impacting vulnerable segments of society.

In 2006, the Jospong Group ventured into waste management with a vision to improve lives by ensuring environmental cleanliness using modern technologies. Over the years, the group has successfully established 38 sustainable sanitation infrastructures, including 16 integrated recycling and compost plants.

The Lagos State Government, with its vibrant population, bustling markets, and dynamic industries, generates approximately 13,000 tonnes of waste daily. Commissioner Tokunbo Wahab expressed optimism about the partnership, describing it as a significant milestone in transforming the landscape of waste management in Lagos State. The collaboration aims to develop integrated solid and liquid waste management facilities that meet the current and future needs of the growing population.

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