Lagos RSW Five Million Naira Biogas Reward [2016]

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode donates 5 million Naira to Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel of Lagos State College of Health Technology who emerged as first place winners of the Ready, Set, Work (RSW) programme with their designed biogas generating technology focused on the treatment of animal waste.

The students – Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel, were among the 422 successful graduates of the Ready, Set, Work (RSW) programme of the State Government targeted to equip graduates of tertiary institutions in the State with necessary entrepreneurial skills and to make them emerge as ready products for the increasingly competitive labour market, as well as job creators.

Oluwafemi and Samuel, who emerged as first place winners of the pitch competition of the programme, were equally given one (1) million Naira seed funding and placed on 100,000 Naira monthly working capital for six months, all geared towards encouraging their business idea to grow.

The business idea, which is biogas production, involves the treatment of animal waste in order to generate biogas, which can be used for domestic cooking, generation of electricity and other purposes. The technology is targeted at providing a potential substitute for the ever costly liquefied petroleum gas.

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