The Initiates Plc., (TIP)

Waste Management Policy for 21st Century Nigeria

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Waste Management Policy for 21st Century Nigeria (Concept, Content and Constraint)

Potentially, waste is hazardous and consists of rejects. It therefore follows naturally that it lacks the qualities of perfect-market goods. Consequently, waste management services are generally considered non-productive. It is practically impossible for a non-commercial activity to attract private fund. In the today’s world of private sector driven economy, Nigerian waste management industry is faced with the problem of:

•Commercialization of waste management services and cost recovery

•Availability of investment capital and infrastructural development.

However, absence of waste management services account for unsanitary condition, high risk of exposure to incidence and spread of diseases and, environmental degradation. Additionally, waste management infrastructure is capital intensive, often times not accepted by public and highly exposed to risk of uncertainty. Nonetheless, the national aspiration of Nigeria for waste management is achievable with appropriate and well-targeted and integrated policy instruments that will be driven by strong political will, technological innovation and business initiatives. Vertical and horizontal partnership amongst governments and the private sector in the industry is necessary to ensure that the reform agenda of the Government bring a sustainable change to the industry.

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