Lagos, Dutch Collaboration Brings Waste-to-Energy Plant to 40,000 Homes

By Lilian Edward, LAGOS |

The Lagos State Government has announced a new partnership with Harvest Waste Consortium, a Dutch-owned company, to establish a waste-to-energy plant in the state.

This initiative was revealed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the 10th Lagos International Climate Change Summit.

Representing Governor Sanwo-Olu at the summit, Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat highlighted the project’s significance in reducing emissions in Lagos.

The waste-to-energy plant is expected to supply electricity to about 40,000 homes in the state.

“This initiative will divert 2,250 tonnes of waste daily from dump sites and transform it into 60-75 megawatts of electricity,” stated Sanwo-Olu.

This substantial diversion of waste aims to mitigate the environmental impact of the city’s waste management practices.

In addition to this project, the governor mentioned a separate agreement with the Jospong Group of Companies from Ghana.

This partnership focuses on managing Lagos’s organic waste stream, further enhancing the city’s waste management and energy production efforts.

Governor Sanwo-Olu also reiterated Lagos’s ongoing commitment to reducing emissions through various initiatives.

One notable achievement is the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which has successfully reduced emissions by 15 percent.

“We have implemented a multi-modal transport system with the BRT rollout — the first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa,” Sanwo-Olu explained.

This system has improved the health and safety of Lagosians by reducing the number of unregulated mini-buses, optimising the transport fleet, and significantly cutting carbon emissions by 15 percent.

Additionally, Sanwo-Olu highlighted the launch of Nigeria’s first electric car, the Hyundai Kona, in November 2020.

This milestone is part of the state’s broader transportation policies and initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of its transport sector.

These combined efforts underscore Lagos’s commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection.

By leveraging innovative waste management and transportation solutions, the state aims to create a cleaner, more efficient urban environment for its residents

About Olakunle Oyedunmola

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