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NCoS signs MoU on development of Biogas through PPP

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
29 January 2023   |   8:19 am
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private biotechnology firm for the production of organic fertilisers at the Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a private biotechnology firm for the production of organic fertilisers at the Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

 
The Controller General of Corrections noted that the partnership would convert waste to wealth, as well as raise the value chain on the development of biogas at the custodial centre.
 
Nababa disclosed this in, Port Harcourt, yesterday while presenting a signed MoU to the Controller of Corrections, Rivers State Command, Felix Lawrence, who in turn handed it over to the private developer, Mr Ibikun Taiwo, Director of Messr Biofil Technology Nigeria Limited for the production of organic fertilisers at Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port-Harcourt.
 
Nababa, who was represented by the Controller of Corrections, in charge of the Sewage Unit, Raymond Jatau, stated that there would be continuous selection and deployment of inmates for learning and earning from the programme.
  
According to him, it will help in the promotion of inmates’ rehabilitation and support their reintegration, as well as enhance the human capital development of Nigerian youths.
 
He added that the project would encourage PPP as a government strategic development policy, thereby generating revenue from waste, as well as ensuring the sustainability of biogas as a viable option for sewage and waste management in a correctional environment.
 
He, however, stated that all benefits accrued from the programme shall be articulated by a separate consultant on inmate rehabilitation surveillance.
 
Reacting, the Controller of Corrections, Rivers State Command, Felix Lawrence, appreciated the CGCS for the sustainability of the Biogas project since 2020.
 
Recall that the conversion of human waste to biogas energy at the Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Port Harcourt started with liquefied petroleum gas-operated kitchen in November 2020.

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