By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
Stakeholders in the environmental sector have concluded plans to develop a circular economy framework.
This was disclosed yesterday at a one day national stakeholder’s validation workshop of the Nigeria circular economy roadmap held yesterday in Abuja .
The circular roadmap will create a path to a circular economy that will help create new jobs and build more resilience that will help avoid future disruptions.
while solving many other ongoing crises, from resource scarcity to biodiversity and climate change.
While Declaring the workshop opened, Permeant Secretary Ministry of Environment Ibrahim Idris, said the workshop is coming at a time when the global community including Nigeria is making concerted efforts in innovative resource management through circular economy practices.
Idris represented by Director Human Resources of the Ministry, Lawrence Adigwe , said the validation of the Nigeria Circular Economy Roadmap is part of the process for its development to support Nigeria’s transition to circular economy.
He said the development of the Circular Economy Road Map Framework is to guide Nigeria’s transition to a more circular economy in the short, medium and long terms (2023-2050).
He said, to further support the transition to a more circular economy in Nigeria. “The Federal Ministry of Environment (Department of Pollution Control) in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, intends to develop the National Circular Economy Roadmap”
He noted that, European Union through the SWITCH to GREEN facility is providing support for the development of the Nigeria Circular Roadmap.
Similarly, Head of Green and Digital economy EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Inga Stefanowicz
, stated that the development of the circular economy is very dear to our heart for our member states and we care about the processes including that of Nigeria .
She said another aspect to look at, in circular economy is the potential it has in the waste management sector.
“ This will new create jobs and enhance business in the circular economy development “.