The National president, Association for Table Water Producers (ATWAP), has revealed the association intentions of creating about five hundred thousand jobs nationwide.
Speaking at the 2021 national convention, conference and conferment of awards on Tuesday in Abuja, the National president, Mrs. Clementina Ativie disclosed this.
While adding that, the body has commenced discussion with the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), and a recycling firm to adopt a system of buying back the production and packaging waste across the country through ATWAP structure.
Ativie hinted that the initiative would create at least five hundred thousand jobs in the next two to three years and make Nigeria greener and safer.
According to her , “We have started discussion with strategic stakeholders to create at least five hundred thousand jobs in the next two to three years.
“Other stakeholders are welcome to join us as we work in this direction of making Nigeria greener and safer
“We have commenced awareness campaign as well as a well structured timetable to train our members nationwide regularly in good manufacturing practice for water quality operational guidelines” she said.
Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), revealed that the agency has registered approximately 1,530 package water factories between January and August this year.
According to NAFDAC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Jimoh Abubakar, between January and August 2021, the agency shut down 57 packaged water firms that did not follow food production requirements.
The head of NAFDAC also stated that they are committed to ensuring that Nigerians have access to safe and high-quality water.