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We would not accept dumping of electronic or any kind of waste by in Nigeria- Dr Onu



The minister of science and technology Dr Ogbonaya Onu has said that Nigeria would not agree to any country or organization dumping any form of waste in any part of the nation.

The minister who made this known when the electronic waste producers’ responsibility of Nigeria paid him a visit at his office assured the group of his support saying waste can be converted to wealth.

Dr Onu while expressing joy to assist in any way possible to manage waste said the ministry wants to continue to work in ensuring Nigeria is clean and also forestall any unlawful indiscriminate dumping of waste.

He went on to assure the group that the necessary information would be made available to them on where to dispose the waste.

Earlier the executive secretary of electronic waste producers responsibility organization of Nigeria, Mrs Ibukun Faluyi said the organization which is a nongovernmental one was there to solicit the support of government for the effective management of waste.

Faluyi assured that the organization would ensure waste is managed so it would not be harmful to humanity, she also said the visit was to ask for partnership with the ministry so they can impact the nation more at the national level.