Waste battery management: FG unveils new policy 

The Federal Government, on Thursday, unveiled the National Policy on Waste Battery Management to provide direction on environmentally sound management of waste batteries in Nigeria.

Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, who inaugurated the policy in Abuja, said the move was part of activities of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2022.

The policy was unveiled by the Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, EU and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development within the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme.

NESP is a technical assistance programme, co-funded by the EU and the German cooperation and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power.

The National Policy on Waste Battery Management was approved in February 2022 and seeks to provide specific direction on environmentally-sound management of waste batteries. It also aims to foster a safer environment, especially for the teeming population working and living within and around the vicinity of waste battery collection and recycling facilities across the country.

Abdullahi, who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Climate Change, Hassan Musa, said the government was committed towards fostering a cleaner environment in Nigeria.

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