FG signs waste to wealth MoU with Canadian group
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.