Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode donated N5 million to two students of the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET) today, Thursday, September 15, 2016. The students – Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel designed a new technology for generating biogas through the treatment of animal waste.
The two beneficiaries were among the 422 successful graduates of the Ready, Set, Work (RSW) programme of the state government aimed at equipping graduates of tertiary institutions in the state with the necessary entrepreneurial skills.
The business idea involves the treatment of animal waste in order to generate biogas which can be used for domestic cooking, generation of electricity, among other purposes. It is also targeted at providing a potential substitute for the ever costly liquefied petroleum gas.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Governor reiterated his administration’s strong commitment to capacity building, entrepreneurship empowerment, and sustainable youth development. He added that the RSW initiative was one of the initiatives targeted at youth empowerment in the state and vowed to increase the number of students in the pilot scheme of the RSW programme from 500 in 2016 to 1000 in 2017.