The Federal Government unveiled the National Policy on Waste Battery Management to provide direction on a sound management of waste batteries in the country. The policy was approved in February 2022.
Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of Environment, inaugurated the policy and said the move was part of activities of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2022.
The policy was revealed by the Federal Ministry of Environment alongside 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).
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
It also aims to foster a safer environment, for the teeming population working and living within and around the vicinity of waste battery collection and recycling facilities in Nigeria.