UniAbuja to establish indigenous fermentation industry
University of Abuja has expressed its willingness to partner with any potential investor in the establishment of indigenous fermentation industry, as part of efforts aimed at creating employment opportunities for its teeming graduates.
Such factory is expected to help in the production of foods, drinks, and yeast among others.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Michael Adikwu dropped the hint while speaking to newsmen in Abuja at the 16th Inaugural lecture of the institution presented by Prof. Rosemary Nnennaya Isu of the department of Microbiology.
Prof. Adikwu who said that running such industry was capital intensive, maintained that it would also go a long way to harness the contributions of microorganisms to human development.
Presenting the lecture titled: “Microorganisms, my health, my way and my space,” Prof. Isu maintained that micro-organisms should be perceived as man’s best friend considering the invaluable role they play in human life cycle.
She however urged government and corporate organisations to extend financial assistance to the scaling up of the process of producing fermentation ingredients to generate employment opportunities and grow the economy.