CU Commissions Truck for Waste to Wealth Project
Covenant University, on March 4, 2015, commissioned a brand new Mitsubishi truck for the upscale of its Waste to Wealth project.
While commissioning the truck, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo stated, “Today, we commission this truck, being the first of many of its kind to come, as part of the steps to make judicious use of the resources at our disposal and a vital key to driving our 21st Century Higher Education platform.”
He reiterated that the University’s Waste to Wealth platform has made a lot of progress since it was flagged off in 2014. Noting that both the organic and inorganic waste materials collection have been substantial, the acquisition of the truck would help in moving them out for the next phase of process.
The Vice Chancellor commended the Chairman of the Waste to Wealth Committee, Dr. Ajanaku and other members of the team, for their dedication to the success of the project, enjoining them to stay focused and committed to seeing the project through the entire phase of its maturity process.
He emphasized that the Waste to Wealth Project was one of the many initiatives that would set the University apart in Nigeria and Africa, in terms of its novel contribution. He emphasised, “This would indeed be helpful in our drive to become one of the best 10 Universities in the world by the year, 2022.”
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, expressed joy at the prospect of moving the project processes to another level via the acquisition of the new truck.
In a later chat with the Chairman of the Waste to Wealth Committee, Dr. Ajanaku, he stated, “The project was planned to run in phases, phases 1, 2, 3 and 4. We are presently on phase 1, which involves sorting out the wastes at source and then moving them to designated areas. The organic (food) waste goes to the university farm to be used as manure for the time being, but would later also be used for the production of alternative energy. The paper and pet bottles would be recycled for the production of other products.”
Moreover, Dr. Ajanaku said that the Management of the University had just approved the acquisition of Crushing Machines for the Pet Bottles to be washed, crushed and bagged for either export or local sales as the case may be, until the University sets up its own Production Plant.
Other members of the Waste to Wealth Committee present, include Dr. David Olukanni; Dr. David Omole, Dr. Ajayi Oluseyi, Dr. Daniel Olugbemi, Mr. Ayodeji Oluwalana and Ms. Obi Clara.
Also Present at the event were the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; the Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Dr. Lanre Amodu and other members of the directorate.