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PPP is adopted by Gov. Otti to manage garbage sustainably in Abia State.



According to Ogbonna, the development shows that efforts to raise awareness of the value of environmental cleanliness are starting to pay off.

Dr. Oluebube Chukwu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Alex Otti on Due Process, reports that the Abia Government has embraced private sector involvement in order to construct a state-wide waste management system that is effective.

In an interview with reporters on the sidelines of Umuahia’s environmental sanitation this month, Chukwu stated as much on Saturday.

The Abia government requested bids from private sector operators on June 23 in order to collaborate on its waste management project in Aba and Umuahia, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to the governor’s aide, the goal of involving the private sector in the development of a sustainable waste management system is to improve public health and quality of life.

According to him, the process of including the private sector participants will be carried out in stages, with the completion of the first step on Wednesday.

He reported that the successful bidders had been chosen and placed into three categories: preferred, reserved, and second reserved bidders.

“The letters of engagement for the preferred bidders, who are the winners, are being reviewed and will be served on each of the six preferred bidders,” he stated. “The preferred bidders are currently receiving notifications to a meeting.”

They will receive those invitations to a meeting early next week, when the offer letter and the service benchmark will be reviewed.

“At the meeting, the negotiations will be wrapped up so they can get to work right away.”

Chukwu added that the Otti-led administration had imposed a state of emergency in the environmental sector as soon as it took office, emphasizing the state’s waste management practices.

“The aim behind this private sector participation is to have water in public areas totally sorted, create jobs for our people, strengthen the state economy, and help make Abia cleaner and healthier,” the speaker stated.

Chukwu added that the emergency task group established to deal with waste disposal would dissolve so that the private sector players could assume control and advance the administration’s program for reconstruction.

He exhorted the people of Abia to adopt a culture of environmental cleanliness and to back the government’s initiatives and policies aimed at reforming the state.

In a similar event, Philemon Ogbonna, Commissioner for Environment and Urban Renewal, expressed his happiness with the number of locals who participated in the monthly exercise.

According to Ogbonna, the development shows that efforts to raise awareness of the value of environmental cleanliness are starting to pay off.

He claims that in order to achieve higher results, there will be intense sensitization moving forward.

Additionally, Ogbonnia Okereke, General Manager of the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, stated that the organization has placed garbage collection trucks in a strategic manner to guarantee that the rubbish produced during the exercise would be removed with ease.

Environmental sanitation should be a daily habit for the people, according to Okereke, “since cleanliness is next to godliness.”

According to NAN, the government said earlier this week that the August sanitation would be a part of the celebrations marking the 32nd anniversary of Abia’s founding on August 27, 1991.

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