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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sealed a Memorandum of Understanding for the recycling of waste to organic fertiliser.

According to the Director of the Extension Department in the ministry Ime Umoh, the MoU was signed with the Agriculture Graduates Association of Nigeria.

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Umoh noted on Monday in Abuja that the first step after the signing of the MoU would be the building of a recycling plant by the first quarter of next year.

“The FMARD is providing technical support for this project and we have seen that this initiative has capacity to create over 6,000 jobs once it begins operation,” he said.

“We are going to monitor the project in terms of fertiliser production and application, quality of fertiliser, crop selection, etc.

“We have signed the MoU with AGAN because we believe it is a laudable project, particularly when you consider the gains, which it will bring to Nigerians, especially those living in the Federal Capital Territory. A facility that can convert waste to fertiliser is needed in Abuja at this moment.”