Published On: Fri, Mar 31st, 2017

Nigeria eyes bamboo potential to revive economy

bambooABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA has earmarked the utilization of bamboo to diversify and revive its struggling economy.
The Acting Director of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Osakuade Tolu, made the announcement during a scoping mission by International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) on implementation of its institutional agreement with the ministry.
He stated that bamboo production and management has enhanced the economic growth of many nations.
“This will contribute immensely to Nigeria’s ecosystem, national economic and creation of employment,” he said.
The Federal Ministry of Environment signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate with INBAR through a new institutional Agreement Partnership in 2016.
Nigeria became a member of INBAR in 2004.
The National Council on Environment approved the constitution and inauguration of the Nigeria Bamboo and Rattan Development Programme (NBARDEP).
Officials from United Nations Industrial development Organisation, private sector, artisans and other non-governmental organizations attended the workshop.
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