Ogun State Government has assured that it would continue to provide enabling environment for recycling companies in the state to thrive and reach their full potentials.
Ola Oresanya, Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment gave the assurance when he paid a working visit to three metal recycling companies-Mathi Metal Recycling Limited, Merito Worldwide Impex Limited and Fenice Metal Industries Limited in Sagamu axis of the state.
Mr Oresanya, who also is Chief Executive Officer of Ogun State Waste Management Authority (OGWAMA) noted that the state has the highest number of recycling industries in Nigeria and can aptly be called Nigeria recycling capital.
Adding that the state would continue to support them through circular economic programme which encouraged waste minimization, recycling and re-use for the benefit of their business, society and the environment.
He also informed them on the state government’s plan to expose their operational staff to internationally recognised training regimes which would on the long run close the loop end to end, so that their products would be of equal quality with their foreign counterparts, thereby enhancing their marketability at home and boost exportation.
The special adviser therefore counselled them to be better organised and update their registration for proper profiling so that they can benefit from the good intention of the state government and further directed them to adhere strictly to health and safety codes of their industry for the benefit of all.
Responding, the Human Resources Manager of Merito Worldwide Impex Limited, Alhaji Saliu Aminu who spoke on behalf of the visited companies pledged their support to new initiatives.
He added that recycling industries and indeed the sub-sector as a whole were in for a new lease of life in the Gateway State under the present Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration.