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LASWA embarks on ‘waste to wealth’ initiative to empower Nigerians.

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Segun Oladipupo

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has initiated a process of turning waterways wastes into solutions as well as means of empowerment for citizens.

LASWA stated this in a press statement last week.

Full text of the release stated that “The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), in partnership with P.I.B Global Services, a startup firm dedicated to turning environmental problems into solutions, presents Regenerative Agriculture with Water Hyacinth-based Biochar (RAWB).

“This initiative is all about removing water hyacinth, burning it into charcoal, and using it as a soil enhancer to improve food availability.

“The agency added that RAWB (Charcoal) is applied in two forms of farming, viz livestock farm and crop farm.

“For example, in the livestock farm, water hyacinth-based biochar is poured on the poultry farm floor; this will serve as a cascade by absorbing the farm’s heat, gas, and odor, thus making the farm safe for the birds, farmer, and environment.

“The mixture of the biochar with poultry wastes is then used as organic manure to improve crop yield.”

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