Plateau State Environmental Agency Seeks Royal Support for Waste Management

Mr. Samuel Dapiya, accompanied by the management team of the Plateau State Environmental Protection and Sanitation Agency (PEPSA), visited His Majesty, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, CFR, the Gbong Gwom Jos, and Chairman of the Plateau State Council of Chiefs and Emirs today. The delegation included esteemed royal traditional rulers, and Mr. Dapiya outlined the purpose of their visit.

The visit aimed to seek royal blessings for PEPSA’s campaign against indiscriminate waste dumping and to request support in securing lands for dumpsites across various local government areas. These lands are crucial for facilitating waste recycling programs, afforestation, and combating illegal mining activities.

In response, the traditional ruler expressed gratitude for the visit and pledged support for PEPSA’s initiative. He highlighted the agency’s vital role in ensuring a safe and clean environment for Plateau State residents and encouraged continued engagement with the traditional council. The Gbong Gwom suggested extending the campaign to places of worship to enhance its impact and prevent the spread of diseases. He commended PEPSA’s efforts and assured that the agency would have the opportunity to address the council of chiefs in their next meeting to discuss further collaboration.

During the visit, PEPSA donated two waste bins—one for solid/recyclable waste and the other for wet/compost waste—to the Gbong Gwom. This gesture aims to promote waste segregation at collection points, facilitating recycling efforts.

Distinguished Senator Simon Mwadkwon, Hon. Peter Vwandung (TIC Chairman of Jos South), Hon. Daniel Dakim (TIC Chairman of Barkin Ladi), Hon. Sati Suwa (TIC Chairman of Riyom), and Elder Gyang Dudu (President of BECO) also attended the meeting, underscoring its significance.

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