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An Assessment Of Plateau Environmental Protection And Sanitation Agency (Pepsa) As A Waste Management Institution In Jos City, Nigeria.

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Ogboji Frederick Eche, Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu, Vivan Ezra Lekwot, Danjuma Andembutop Kwesaba, Sohotden, Christopher Daniel



Index Terms: PEPSA, Solid waste, Dumpsites, Disposal, Municipal, Human health, Waste collection.



Abstract: Municipal solid waste constitutes man’s unwanted materials that need to be discarded. It is consisting of substances, materials and objects considered as worthless or defective and of no value for human economic productive activities –at a point in time. Apart from constituting an eye sore to urban environment it constitute health hazards and threatens the health of man and animals in the city. This research attempts an assessment of the performance of Plateau Environmental agency, the research made use of both primary and secondary data. Data generated was analyzed using descriptive statistics, while inferential technique of chi-square was used to test the research hypothesis. Results obtained shows that majority of the respondents were traders (34.3%) with secondary education (36%). Forty-five percent (45%) of landuse type responsible for waste generation is residential that 42% of waste generated is mostly ashes. Majority of waste containers used are plastic (33%) and that 52% of respondents are aware of PEPSA activities in their locations. A focus group discussion (FGD) shaded more light on the prospect and limitations of PEPSA. The research concludes that there is the need to overhaul methods of municipal solid waste collection and disposal in metropolitan Jos. Relevant recommendations were made in respect of the study area.



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