Senator Hope Uzodinma led administration has entered a partnership with the Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) which is designed to shore up the job creation processes in the State through self employment strategy and ultimately, bring prosperity to Imo people in line with our 3R agenda.
The Governor made this announcement via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday that his administration is keen on taking advantage of the Institute’s readiness to make waste management a source of economic resource for the State.
He further revealed that his administration is looking at the utilization of local raw materials for commercially viable products that can boost the economy of the State like the production of foams, paints, adhesives, pigments, fibre-reinforced polymers, amongst others.
In his words, he said; “We will also ensure the teaching of Polymer Technology as a course of study at the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Ohaji/Egbema LGA, by developing a sound curriculum for Polymer Courses in the school”
“These were part of our interactions when I addressed a high powered delegation from the Polymer Institute of Nigeria who paid a courtesy call to my office at the Imo State Government House, Owerri, led by the National President, Prof. Paul Mamza”
“While assuring that we are prepared to partner with PIN and also pledging to work with them for the benefit of Imo people, I commended them for pushing through, the Chartered Polymer Institute of Nigeria bill which is awaiting the Presidential assent”
Furthermore, Senator Uzodinma has also directed the Office of the Deputy Governor to work with the group on how to maximize the opportunities at the Imo State Polytechnic by including Polymer Technology in the curriculum of the School.
He further directed the group to liaise with the Ministry of Environment in the State on issues and programmes concerning waste management.