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FULafia to partner Green Renaissance Ltd on environment

|By Musa Ishaq

The Executive Director, Green Renaissance Company Limited, Sarki Muhammad Umar, has enumerated some benefits of going green, saying that among them is people and organisations can conserve their resources.


On how to go green, Umar said: "You can begin by establishing a tradition of planting trees. Ensure you involve your staff and students so that they can internalise these values instilled in them."

He, therefore, advised members of the University community to collaborate with his organisation and embrace gardening, saying: "It’s the best way of ensuring you and your community live in healthy and beautiful environment."

Umar spoke when he led the executives of his organisation to the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, to congratulate him on his appointment as the third vice-chancellor of FULafia.

Umar described his organisation as an environmental management outfit working to restore the dignity of the environment and, "in the process, improve quality of human life."

Umar said that the company provides services in all aspects of environmental management such as waste evacuation and management, horticulture and landscaping, gardening, fumigation, cleaning services and general environmental beautification.  

He stated that "we do not only evacuate and dispose waste but also recycles the wastes and turn it to wealth."

He said that gone were the days when waste were taken from urban areas and dumped in rural areas, with the action resulting in the blockage of waterways and floods and damages to the community.

He, lamentably, said: "What you give to the community is what you get back."

Umar promised his host that his company would build a garden at the students bus stop, Permanent Site Campus of the University.

In his response, Abdul Rahman described the courtesy visit as a very important and unique one for him, saying that "this is the kind of arrangement I have been looking for."

Abdul Rahman said that the University can benefit from its relationship with the company in many areas.

He said: "We have different arrangements on how we can mobilise resources for the University and how different stakeholders can be used to participate in developing our university. Our interest at all times is how we can raise the quality of this institution in all ramifications.

"You are a good stakeholder to our University, your company has a purpose and you fit in our template for developing our environment. We already have campus sanitation and beautification committee. When it comes to beautifying our University, your service will be required, we will see how we can engage your service."

The vice-chancellor said that the University would look into areas of collaboration with the company for mutual benefit.

Those present at the event included the Chairman, Campus Sanitation and Beautification Committee, Dr Comfort Ukwela, represented by the secretary, Shuaibu Zakari, Malam Musa Bashir Agbawu, SA/V-C, and management team members of the Green Renaissance Company including Anisa Iyakwari Alamche, the secretary and legal adviser, Bilyamin Abdulkareem Iyimoga, head of quality assurance, Suleiman Abubakar Dauda, head of waste management and Idris Muhammad Umar, head of compliance.

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