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UNILAG raises N5m through Waste Recycling – Official




UNILAG raises N5m through Waste RecyclingThe Senior Environmental Engineer of University of Lagos (UNILAG) Sade Nubi said the institution through its recycling initiative realised about N5m from waste generated by the university community.

Nubi disclosed that this in an interview with NAN in Cape Coast, Ghana at the ongoing Africa Cleanup Conference.

She said that the university generates about 32.2 tons of wastes monthly from its 97,000 population including visitors.

“We try to make sure that the school environment is clean, we make sure that we sensitise people to know that an we can create wealth from waste.

For UNILAG, despite the initial challenges of funding and negative attitude towards the initiative, we still moved ahead beyond the challenge to push forward and achieve our goal.

We have been able to recycle as much as 23 tons of waste every month. We have recycling companies as partners who come to buy our waste.

We have been able to create income for the institution as well as employment,” she said.

Nubi advised other institutions in the country to key into the recycling project and add value to their community.

“For other universities it is important for us not to just dump our waste at dump site or landfill, let’s put value to it by getting people to sort it and recycle. We also carry out research work. We can now categorise our waste which includes more of plastic bottles. We have been able to raise between N4 and N5 million for the institution since the inception of the initiative and employ about 50 workers at the sorting centre in the institution.’’

Nubi said UNILAG is ready to collaborate with other institutions on the recycling project, so as to generate funds, create employment and add value to the education sector.

The institution’s string and recycling center was established in 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Van

    July 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Rough looking place for what’s supposed to be Nigeria’s premier institution. ?

  2. tunmi

    July 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I’m proud of you guys!!! This can be easily replicated at all schools

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