Lady leaves US after 13 years just to collect waste plastic materials in Nigeria

Lady leaves US after 13 years just to collect waste plastic materials in Nigeria

- Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola returned to Nigeria after 13 years in the United States to pursue her entrepreneurial interest

- She runs one of the fastest-growing waste management companies in Africa

- Her company, Wecyclers, offer cash in exchange for plastic waste, an innovative and exciting way of managing waste

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Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola took a decision many will consider awkward by quitting her stay in the United States after 13 whole years.

The graduate of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, told vlogger Wode Maya in an interview described what she did as really a crazy experience.

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Bilikiss said she identified waste as a problem in Africa and was inspired to solving it as those that usually come into the country to proffer solutions to this phenomena problem are non-Africans.

Lady leaves US after 13 years, now runs one of the fastest-growing waste management company in Africa
Lady quits her stay in the United States after 13 years, returns to Nigeria to pursue her business interest Photo Credit: Wode Maya
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She also revealed that started the Wecyclers company in August 2012.

Bilikiss, along with her brother Olawale Adebiyi who she 'dragged' from America to join her in the business, had started with collecting plastic waste on the streets of Lagos but now run one of the fastest-growing waste companies in West Africa.

Consequently, they offer cash in exchange for plastic and paper waste which is then recycled. With this innovation, they've succeeded in turning wastes that ordinarily lie in drainages, waterways and landfills into money-spinners.

Today, they have an army of plastic waste volunteers and are still breaking new grounds as far as waste management and recycling are concerned.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a lady who left the UK after 30 years is now the owner of one of the biggest furniture company in Nigeria.

The lady named Demi Samande took the decision to return to the country after 30 years to pursue her business dreams.

Interestingly, she has done well for herself as the chief executive officer of Majeurs Chesterfield furniture making company as her enterprise has built a reputation beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2

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