A cross section of participants at the NCAC/ NASS Waste to Wealth programme held in Edo and Ekiti States recently.
The National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) in collaboration with the National Assembly is taking its Waste to Wealth empowerment initiative to several states in Nigeria starting with Edo and Ekiti.
The scheme which has been a major part of Otunba Segun Runsewe’s policy thrust since assumption of duty as director-general, saw constituents of two communities in Edo and Ekiti benefit from training in several areas like, bead making, local shoe and bag production using adire fabric, production of perfume and local drinks such as zobo and kunu amongst others.
The idea of the programme is to expose Nigerians to the business of waste management, recycling, and conversion of used items into viable economic materials to ensure income generation and economic prosperity.
The benefiting constituencies include Iyekogba/Oredo Federal Constituency in Edo State with Hon. Ogbeide Ihama as Representative and Hon. Awodumila representing Emure Gboyin Ekiti East Local Government, Ekiti South Federal Constituency.
The NCAC/NASS empowerment scheme is expected to cover all the states in the federation including the FCT in line with the constituency project initiatives of members of the National Assembly.