Connect with us

General news

Polymer Institute appeals to Buhari to sign it’s bill into law

Published

on


            
The Polymers Institute of Nigeria (PIN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the institute's bill, to enable him to carry out his duties professionally, the institute's former national president, Professor Paul Mamza, said on Friday in Abuja.
Handing over the mantle of leadership to his successor, Mamza said the bill, when enacted into law, would allow the institute to regulate and assess the standard of polymer materials produced in the country.
“We sponsored the Chartered Polymer Institute of Nigeria Bill which passed the first, second and third readings in the National Assembly, and the consolidated bill was passed in 2018 and sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.
“Once it is passed, we will be in the forefront of legislation on the production of polymeric materials in Nigeria and will be hired as specialists.
Polymer Institute appeals to Buhari to sign it’s bill into law

The Polymers Institute of Nigeria (PIN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the institute’s bill, to enable him to carry out his duties professionally, the institute’s former national president, Professor Paul Mamza, said on Friday in Abuja.

Handing over the mantle of leadership to his successor, Mamza said the bill, when enacted into law, would allow the institute to regulate and assess the standard of polymer materials produced in the country.

“We sponsored the Chartered Polymer Institute of Nigeria Bill which passed the first, second and third readings in the National Assembly, and the consolidated bill was passed in 2018 and sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.

“Once it is passed, we will be in the forefront of legislation on the production of polymeric materials in Nigeria and will be hired as specialists.

“We will be responsible for enforcing standards and teaching as well as research in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions,” Mamza said.

Polymer Institute concerned about plastic waste

According to him, the institute participates in policy decision-making in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investments and Ministry of the Environment.

The former head of the polymer institute also said that they also engaged with some parastatals such as the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Agency, Enforcement Agency (NESREA), the Nigerian Standard Organization and the Raw Materials Research and Development Council ( RMRDC).

“It has caught our attention that anything that has to do with polymer, we are usually consulted as it happened in the era of plastic rice.

“We gave a lot of advice to the government and the general public on how to spot plastic rice and it helped curb the threat. You already know how people can go to great lengths to make money out of thin air.

“Our role was not to test for plastic rice, but to tell people that they can do it even at home and find out if it is plastic rice or not,” he said.

He called on the president to sign the institute’s bill to ensure polymer products in the country meet international standards.

Mamza, a professor at the Department of Polymer Science and Technology at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, listed polymer products including plastics, foams, adhesives, among others.

He noted that the institute and its stakeholders were working around the clock to ensure that the President passed the bill before the end of his term.

Also read: Customs services bill will paralyze free trade zone – NEPZA

Prof. Emmanuel Osabohien, the newly inaugurated president of the institute, assured that the institute’s new National Executive Council (NEC) would continue from where previous officials left off.

“We will ensure that Chartered Institute status is achieved because our institute is a voice to be reckoned with in the country when it comes to polymers.

“Again, we are going to promote polymer science and technology in the country and also use it to develop the nation,” Osabohien said.

It is worth remembering that the outgoing president, Professor Mamza, was central to the main achievements recorded, among which was the creation of more dynamic chapters and districts of the institute.

Similarly, he was instrumental in securing most of its partnership deals with some government and private establishments, as well as securing the institute’s first official vehicle.

Keep reading

Source: NAN

NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. We are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and we strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Advertisement

Recent Posts