Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says appropriate use of technology can aide generation of wealth from waste.
The minister stated this at the inauguration of the National Waste-to-Wealth programme on ”Using appropriate technologies on waste management”, in the Southwest zone in Akure, Ondo state.
According to the minister, the ministry would continue to use science, technology and innovation for the transformation.
He further said that the programme would enable the conversion of waste to valuable economic goods and services to help create jobs and reduce poverty.
I am also confident that this programme, if properly implemented will help our great nation effectively and efficiently convert the huge amount of waste generated in abundance in both rural and urban areas into very useful products to promote happiness of our people.
Through this programme, by using appropriate technologies, we will help ensure that what becomes waste for one household can become useful for another.
Indeed, waste generated in one household can become a source of income for the people. Science, technology and innovation will help make this possible.