Financial and economic implications of solid waste management in Nigeria
The paper empirically assessed financial and economic relevance of solid waste management in Nigeria. Two major hypotheses were formulated to govern the study. Survey research method was employed to generate data from 300 personnel of the internal revenue board and ministry of labour and productivity in Anambra State. Respondents to questionnaire were selected using random sampling technique and generated data was tested with Z-test statistic. Descriptively, a large proportion of respondents strongly agreed that solid waste management has significant effect on internally generated revenue (IGR) and youth employment in the state. Consistently, the computed Z values laid between -1.96 and 1.96 of their critical values implying the acceptance of the two alternative hypotheses. The paper among others suggests that Nigerian government should employ, train and empower unemployed youths in the area of solid waste management to reduce the rate of unemployment in Nigeria.
Keywords: Solid waste, employment, internally generated revenue