Environment

E-waste: FG to implement GEF programme, targets 300 tonnes waste elimination

Published

on

The Federal Government on Monday said its Global Environmental Facility (GEF) implementation would target the elimination of 300 tonnes of e-waste from the environment in the first quarter of 2021.

Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), said this while declaring open a four-day training on e-waste management in Lagos.

The theme of the training is: “Executable Building Programme for Enforcement Officers and Value Chain for the EPR on the Circular Economy; Approaches for Electronic Sector in Nigeria”.

Jauro pointed out that GEF implementation programme would begin January 2021 in Lagos.

He said that there would be training on Extended Producer Responsibility Programme (EPR) to help reduce the adverse impact of e-waste on life and the environment.

Jauro said that Lagos was chosen as the pilot state for GEF implementation due to its major role in the influx of e-waste in the country.

“The Federal government is at the verge of contributing its counterpart fund to UNEP to facilitate the advancement of the programme in the country.

“This programme is a well thought-out one to empower our foot soldiers and stakeholders on the value chain toward environment friendly conduct in their operations for both new and used electronics and electrical items.

GEF has 183 member nations and the zeal at which Federal Government and others are pursing this programmes signify that good environment is life and its sustainability is everyone responsibility,” he said.

Jauro said that in order to achieve the target, the agency will partner with others in establishing e-waste collection centres in every Local Government Area.

He said that the GEF implementation programmes would be expanded to other states for total management and recycling.

Jauro regretted that the unprofessional handling of e-waste had caused the world and Nigeria in particular great damage that would cost fortune to correct.

Dr Oludayo Dada, Consultant to GEF implementation programme, said that poor handling of e-waste by quacks had raised concern on the safety of human habitat in Nigeria.

According to him, EPR is a good programme that will put responsibility of an e-waste on the producer until the end of the life span of such waste.

He said that Nigeria and the global body had regulations on this, adding that apportioning workable modalities of enforcement was the focal point.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Ismail Abdulaziz
(NAN)

Uchenna Eletuo

Uchenna Eletuo: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Canada World Youth and Africa Skills Hub partner to launch Women’s Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Initiative (WELI) Sonangol celebrates 45 years in the service of Angola (By Charné Hundermark) Africa Oil & Power officially opens workshops in Mozambique and celebrates International Women’s Day Call for an independent investigation into the death of Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo Kasi Insight data on Africa is now available as part of an alternative data catalog through Bloomberg’s Data Market Place Whenever you’re ready to travel again, Jumeirah is here to help plan the perfect vacation with an exclusive global offer. Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 7, 2021) Global COVID-19 experts see inequitable vaccine distribution and reluctance to be key challenges for Africa in 2021 Q&A with Paula Lanco – President of the Women’s Rugby Advisory Committee Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 7, 2021) U-19 men’s volleyball championship: Cameroon beats Gambia 3-0 Ebola: 2,167 people vaccinated in Guinea, DRC – WHO Meghan accuses British royal family of racism Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Qhubeka ASSOS team offers fantastic team performances at Strade Bianche Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 6, 2021) Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET AFCON U20: Ghana beat Uganda to win fourth title NPFL: Kano Pillars chairman optimistic about Rangers win Tanzania tries to bring back contraband chameleons seized in Austria Desert locust invasion destroys huge cultivated land in Ethiopia – UN African Football – Election of the African Football Confederation (CAF): Ceremony of African Unity Media advisory – African football – Election of the African Football Confederation (CAF): Ceremony of African Unity Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Djibouti Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (March 5, 2021) Oyeleke becomes national archery tournament champion Cameroonians beat Nigeria to avenge their boys’ defeat AfCFTA, key driver of Africa’s economic recovery after COVID-19 – SG Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Uganda: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (March 4, 2021) Coronavirus – Eritrea: Ministry of Health announcement (March 4, 2021) “The Experimenting Public Relations Book is our contribution to the body of knowledge in Public Relations,” says Olorundero.