A private developer, Strancton Limited, has announced plans to build a waste-to-power plant in Kaduna State as it engages federal government agencies and stakeholders.
The chief executive officer of Strancton, Chief Edozie Njoku, disclosed this in Abuja recently after meeting with key officials of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal ministries of Environment and Power on the renewable energy project investment.
Chief Edozie said the company researched on the conversion of abundant waste in Nigeria to generate electricity which has proved more reliable and sustainable in Germany, Britain and other developed countries.
“I presented the proposal to the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in 2016 and it was agreed that there should be a convergence of relevant stakeholders in the power sector from federal and state agencies to champion the project,” he said.
He said the meeting of key public officials, including the CBN, focused on working out modalities for the pre-seminar holding in June 2017 when the World Environmental Day will be marked.
The CEO noted that Strancton’s foreign development partners comprising Inter Engineering and Solventure GmbH (Ltd) of Germany and international financiers would handle technical points of the project.
The Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), it was learnt, has shown interest in the project seeking that it be sited in Kaduna State under its Centre for Energy Research.