FG signs waste to wealth MoU with Cana­dian group

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Abubakar Yakubu

The Fed­eral Min­istry of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy has en­tered into a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with the Cana­dian Coun­cil of En­trepreneurs For Africa (COEFA) to ex­e­cute var­i­ous tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion-driven pro­grammes and projects.

The project is to start with the Na­tional Waste-to-Wealth Pro­gramme.

Head of Civil Ser­vice of the Fed­er­a­tion, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, stated at the sign­ing of the MoU in Abuja yes­ter­day that the main ob­jec­tive of the waste-to-wealth pro­gramme was to im­ple­ment a sus­tain­able end so­lu­tion for an in­te­grated waste man­age­ment sys­tem in Nige­ria.

This, she said would be done through a well- co­or­di­nated na­tional plan, ori­en­ta­tion, strat­egy.

Mrs Oyo-Ita, who was rep­re­sented by a Deputy Di­rec­tor, Wil­son Jack, was op­ti­mistic that fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion, the sys­tem is ex­pected to gen­er­ate sub­stan­tial num­ber of di­rect em­ploy­ment across var­i­ous sec­tors.

She cau­tioned on proper uti­liza­tion of ap­pro­pri­ate tech­nolo­gies that would guar­an­tee sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of Nige­ria through ac­cu­rate and re­li­able data col­lec­tion, anal­y­sis and doc­u­men­ta­tion to fast track pro­duc­tive de­ci­sion mak­ing pro­cesses.

Pres­i­dent/CEO, COEFA, Dr San­dra Iroakazi, said the next three years of the pro­gramme will be ex­plo­sive in terms of youth em­ploy­ments and would trig­ger cre­ativ­ity and en­cour­age rapid de­vel­op­ment.

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