The Federal Government says it has completed the building of a recycling plant in Kogi State to address the menace of plastic and other waste pollution.

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril stated this while briefing BOUNCE NEWS on the forthcoming 12th National Council on Environment, (NCE) which starts on 29th of October.

The Minister said the plant is completed and waiting to be commissioned and handed over to state authorities.

He said the plant in Karu, Abuja is in advanced stages of completion as machines to be installed are already on ground as well as two vehicles, saying it will be completed soon.

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Speaking on this year’s NCE coming up in Ondo state tagged “Environment and Security in Nigeria: Consolidating Nigeria’s Environment Sector Reform towards Sustainable development’, the minister said it will give interest groups opportunities to discuss environmental issues.

He said the theme was captured to reflect the resolve of the government to fully implement the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP).

“Government has embarked on various flagship programmes that include afforestation programme in 11 frontline states funded by the N150 billion green bond programme to fight drought and desertification and also assist in implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC),” he said.

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