he Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Friday flagged off the Federal Government’s “waste to wealth” programme in Abia State.
Onu said the programme was expected to help in converting huge wastes generated in major cities and rural areas in the state to wealth with the help of appropriate technology.
The minister said: “What becomes waste in one household can become wealth in another. The time will come when people will pay for waste.”
Onu, who was the first civilian governor of Abia, said the state was picked for the pilot project because of the people’s enterprise, adding that the spirit of ingenuity which has made Abia popular was what the country needs to grow her economy in a sustainable manner.