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Former minister tasks Nigerians on waste to wealth initiative

By Isaac Taiwo
28 September 2022   |   4:07 am
Former Minister of State, Mines and Steel development, Sampson Ugah has called on Nigerians to stop living in ignorance and turn their attention to a hidden secret inherent in turning waste to wealth.

Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah PHOTO: Twitter

Former Minister of State, Mines and Steel development, Sampson Ugah has called on Nigerians to stop living in ignorance and turn their attention to a hidden secret inherent in turning waste to wealth.

  
Ugah spoke during the investiture of Rotarian Alozie Nsirimobi as the 39th President of Rotary Club of Gbagada, District 9110, Rotary International, at  Events Centre, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.

The former minister said one of the projects he had during his tenure was how to translate waste to wealth, stressing that the venture is capable of making a lot of Nigerians rich. 
   
He commended Nsirimobi for choosing to train about 60 youths from Ojodu Local Council Development Area on how to convert plastics to tiles, convert tyres to furniture and convert food wastes to cooking gas, during his tenure.
  
He stressed that the initiative has the capacity to expand when the trained youths start making money.  He advised Nigerians against disposing their wastes indiscriminately, as recycling of waste can turn the tide of poverty in their lives.
    
In his remarks,  Nsirimobi  said that the best way to make the environment clean is  by turning waste to wealth. He  said: “ We are  also playing a leading role in Rotary Foundation,  by donating N5 million to District Education, Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF) and sponsoring  41 students to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), as well as offering help to  the girl child.”