Ogun state government is proposing bills seeking the establishment of the environmental management fund, and review of some of the sanitation laws to attract private sector investment into the management of environment and waste in the state.
The proposed bills also aim at boosting the revenue base of the state government and improve the budget performance in the 2017 fiscal year.
The Environment Commissioner , Bolaji Oyeleye made this known in his office while receiving the state house of assembly committee on environment which is assessing the 2016 budget performance of the ministry, the state Environment Protection Agency (OGEPA) and State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA).
He said the proposed environment fund bill was being fine-tuned by the justice ministry and would soon be presented to the state house of assembly for consideration.
For instance, the Commissioner said the state government wants to sign a memorandum of understanding with Sterling Bank on the kitting of street sweepers and with the etisalat on the designing of road signs on some of the major roads in the state.
Oyeleye said with the proposed new regulations on the management of environment, the ministry would improve on the N70.49 million it generated as at last July, out of the N300 million revenue projected for the year 2016.