Kingsley U.N. Chikwendu —
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor yesterday announced that the federal government has approved the country’s policy on waste battery management. She made this known during the weekly Federal Executive Meeting (FEC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“Today at Council, the Ministry of Environment, through me, presented two FEC memos and one report. The first FEC memo was the Energy Transition Plan for Nigeria, she stated.
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“This memo was presented as a plan for Nigeria to achieve net zero carbon emission and this will clearly set out the pathway for Nigeria in achieving this. The second memo was the Waste Battery Management Policy for Nigeria.
“This policy on waste management will create a lot of jobs in the economy for Nigeria and at the same time protect the health of Nigerians, to ensure that hazardous wastes, like waste batteries, are properly disposed of with regulations, including recycling in Nigeria as well,” Ikeazor added.
She also gave a report to the council on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), that Nigeria attended and the country’s plans for COP 27 going forward.