ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE OF KOGI STATE SANITATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD IN LOKOJA, KOGI STATE NIGERIA
The issue of reduction of solid wastes from our cities has remained a major challenge to urban beautification of cities and safety of the entire urban landscape. In spite of the formulation of Federal Environmental Protection Agency and a national environmental policy in. Nigeria, the environment has not been adequately protected. This paper aims at assessing the performance of Kogi State Sanitation and Waste management board in Lokoja, Kogi State. Structured questionnaire was administered used for data collections using a Simple Random Sampling technique to get the sample size of the study, 280 questionnaires were recovered for the analysis. Four wards were selected; Lokoja ward A, Lokoja ward B, Lokoja ward C and Lokoja ward D. Descriptive statistic was used for the analysis of the data. On the type of waste generated, the results show that most of the waste generated are ashes through residential houses accounted for 87.5%. Also from the result 52.5% of the respondents acknowledged of not aware of Kogi State Sanitation and Waste management board activities in the study area. Moreover, irregular visit by Kogi State Sanitation and Waste management board was also noticed in the study area as 66% admitted from the result; while 52.5% of the respondents revealed that waste collection points are grossly inadequate, also 66% of the respondents indicated that refuse is not cleared completely by the agency. Therefore, 64% of the respondents rated Kogi State Sanitation and Waste management board activities performance in the area to be 20%. The study recommends that; Kogi state sanitation and waste management board should as a matter of urgency encourage individual, public and private partnership in solid waste collection, transfer and disposed in Lokoja Township for sustainability clean environment and better living conditions through awareness campaigns, public lectures and active participation to ensure a better way of living in the area.
Authors : Chunwate, B. T., Mohammed, D. Kabiru and Suleiman Majeed
Category : Open Access Volume (Issue) : 6(2) Date Uploaded : 12th March 2021