To promote community health and environmental preservation, Etisalat, Nigeria has launched its Community Sanitation Support Programme (CSSP) in Ibadan, in conjunction with HEDA Resource Centre and the Oyo State Government.
Ten youth volunteers were also trained as ‘Waste Management Champions’ during the launch which took place at Ehin-Grammar community in Molete, Ibadan.
Etisalat donated sanitation tools, materials, smartphones and airtime to enhance seamless communication between the volunteers and their supervisors as well as residents in the area.
Head, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Mohammed Suleh-Yusuf said the CSSP initiative further demonstrates the company’s commitment to building sustainable societies by implementing initiatives that foster development across all strata in line with the key objectives of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN – SDGs).
“At Etisalat, we are passionate about promoting clean communities everywhere we operate. This is why we are innovating with waste management champions who will coordinate the waste disposal efforts of the whole community. We will monitor them for about two years and thereafter the community will take over. oration runs effectively”, he disclosed.
Executive Director, Human and Environmental Developmental Agenda, Sulamian Arigbabu, encouraged residents to maintain clean homes and surroundings at all times. Also to embrace tree planting and waste recycling among other healthy practices.