UniAbuja to es­tab­lish in­dige­nous fer­men­ta­tion in­dus­try

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Chidimma C. Okeke

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.

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