Nigerian Spider-Man? Yes, and the indigenous Marvel Comics superhero is an environmentalist Jonathan Olakunle.

However, you might not meet Olakunle in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but rather on the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital helping to clean up the mess in the town.

It is part of the fight for a cleaner society, and an important crusade indeed! According to the World Bank, waste generation rates are rising.

In 2016, the worlds’ cities generated over 2 billion tonnes of solid waste, amounting to a footprint of 0.74 kilograms per person, per day.

According to a United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) report, Nigeria generates over 32 million tonnes of waste annually with plastic accounting for 2.5 million tonnes.

RadioNig/Cynthia Akere

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