24 responses

  1. John H . Dzafarov
    February 19, 2014

    Bonjour from Montreal.

    Nice piece of work ( info ) by Wale Bakare …..


  2. Wale Bakare
    February 19, 2014

    Thanks John


  3. Adekunle
    April 9, 2015

    Hello Wale, thanks for the awareness but I want you to realise that policy won’t change anything. Nigeria is good in designing policy statements but implementing them is another concern. Whilst there’re environmental policies in Nigeria (I don’t know of any one to be honest), there’s little or no waste management strategy (based on my experience with SEPA in three different states in Nigeria). In addition, generation of waste isn’t a problem but what do we do with that stagerring amount of refuse we produce every day. We need investments from government and private investors in this area. Waste Management sector is a multi-billion dollar sector that turn around the economy of Nigeria if we’re serious about it.


  4. Juliet
    January 8, 2016

    Nice piece of work


  5. Max
    February 23, 2016

    3.2 million tons of waste generated nationally, but 10,000 tons per day from Lagos?


    • Andrew
      December 27, 2017

      Interesting figures @Max. Can you give your reference to the stats posted above?


    • sustydevafric
      February 9, 2018

      32 million/yr at the national aggregate and 10,000/day for Lagos which simply means Lagos generates an average of 3.65 million tons of solid waste annually.


  6. Taofeek
    June 28, 2016

    Nice write-up and submission. Meanwhile, it’s a collective responsibilities which includes individual citizens, government and stakeholders to ensure effective waste management practices in the country. Waste need to be properly managed from the generation phase to the last stage. Perhaps there should be a robust framework policy for best waste management practices in our regulation.


  7. Kenneth Tumusiime
    January 12, 2017

    Thanks Wale. You are doing a great job in Nigeria. I want to encourage you to press on. Am also doing awareness in Uganda most especially on plastic waste management. I would like to say that if you are are able to transform one person, it is already a plus and not a minus. If you press on, one day the story will be different. We can not afford to give up on the issue of waste management in developing countries especially in Africa. The common practices every where is haphazard dumping and burning of waste which must be prohibited at all costs. Please kindly target the young generation, i believe you will see great results.Thanks.

    Kenneth Tumusiime, Uganda


  8. Kingsley
    March 21, 2017

    Nice piece… Realistically, it’s rather unfortunate our government does not encourage small scale entrepreneurs in the sector. The amount required for registration with AEPB for instance is quite high for a small scale entrepreneur. If is subsidized, I believe it would reduce unemployment in the FCT.


    • kehinde
      September 3, 2018

      Nice write up, I will begin to work on recycling process too


  9. Dehrah
    February 17, 2019

    “The government at the federal level as a matter of urgency needs to revive its regulatory framework that will be attractive for private sectors to invest in waste collection, recycling and reusing.” I like this piece so much but then what are the strategies in reaching out to get the government getting them to see the importance of giving the private sector a hand in helping mitigate waste production in Nigeria. Believe me indiscriminate waste dumping and poor management have caused a whole lot of harm but to the masses and the environment inclusive. How can we get the government to see the vast economical vantages embedded in waste management( recycling, reuse, reduce).
    This was a lovely piece by the way.


  10. black savage
    April 11, 2019

    this is not what i needed but thanks alot anyway it still helped me BAKARE


  11. Charles
    April 18, 2019

    What are the sources of these numbers you are throwing around, the data is captivating but its not reliable because it is not backed by any authority. Nice job but you can do better.


    May 29, 2019

    Thanks Wale for your work and write up. Can we communicate so we can see how i might introduce a very good investor i met in London who is willing to invest in Nigeria now. My email is mosigwe1@gmail.com. I am also a solid waste management expert in the field of academic based outside Nigeria.


  13. Kari’s
    February 27, 2020

    A very good work and very educating write up.
    On the part of Government, ministries of environment and relevant agencies that care less about the management of waste should be put on pressure, thousands of unhealthy issues and reports are traced back to poor waste management practices in a defined geographical area.

    On private organizations. Apart from joining hands with the government to reduce the solid waste generated within a state to the minimal level, it is also an avenue to get wealth. Investing on solid waste management as private organizations is a good business like that of Electricity Distribution Company.


  14. Dr.Cemal Kaldirimci
    June 26, 2020

    I have been implementing healthcare waste management and disposal technologies in Nigeria for more than 10 years and yet there is no project realised. This is very lucrative business for investors and does not require big capitals. Nigeria is so interesting Country that shows interest but does not act.


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