Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, FIIRO, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and NASCO Foods Limited Jos, has promised to be agent for job creation and national prosperity.
The Director General/CEO FIIRO, Dr. Mrs. G.N Elemo, said this during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the ministry of science and technology with NASCO Foods for the commercial production of high nutrient density biscuit for national school feeding programme, in Abuja.
Elemo, appreciated the federal government for being conscious of the need to provide adequately for the future generation through the National School Feeding Programme.
According to her, the programme will lead to increase in pupils’ enrolment in schools, boosts school attendance and child nutrition, enhances retention rates, and promote general improvement in cognitive ability of children as well as serve as tremendous economic stimulus.
“I want to assure you that with NASCO Foods Limited and Inter-heritage Promotion Limited in this partnership, nothing will go wrong with the National School Feeding Programme.
“We are already working with other strategic partners to produce drinks based on our formulation to compliment the biscuit for effective administration of the National School Progamme.
“We are also involved with an American-based social entrepreneurial company that is working with us to fast-track inflow of capital into Nigeria for both public and private sector who are engaged in advocacy and development of commercialised quality products to address the issue of food security and nutrition security in Nigeria,” Elemo said.
Meanwhile, the minister, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, thanked them for partnering with them, adding that he is very happy that history has been made in the ministry and pray that it will lead to a greater height.
“We have assured Nigerians that our ministry will contribute to the growth of the country both in employment and production of foods,” Onu said.

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