FG flags off Waste-to-Wealth pro­gram in South­east

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

Min­is­ter of Science and Tech­nol­ogy Og­bon­naya Onu has flagged off the Na­tional Waste-to-Wealth pro­gram in the South-East .

Speak­ing at the flag-off yes­ter­day in Umuahia, Abia State, the min­is­ter said the pro­gram was de­signed to em­ploy ap­pro­pri­ate tech­nolo­gies to con­vert the waste gen­er­ated in abun­dance in both ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas into use­ful prod­ucts.

He said the pro­gram would strengthen the place of science and tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tion in the search for a new be­gin­ning and help move the econ­omy for­ward from be­ing re­source-based to be­com­ing knowl­edge­based and in­no­va­tion-driven for the good of all.

The min­is­ter re­it­er­ated that the pro­gramme would trans­form waste to valu­able eco­nomic goods which would cre­ate wealth and jobs and stim­u­late na­tional con­scious­ness in the power of science and tech­nol­ogy as im­por­tant in­stru­ments for na­tion build­ing, and called on the peo­ple of the South­east to em­brace the pro­gramme.

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