SGF, Experts Advocate Gamma Irradiation Technology To Curb Post-harvest Losses
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and experts, have advocated the use of Gamma Irradiation Technology as a remedy for
ADVERTISEMENTHe noted that the facility is useful particularly in agriculture, medical, environmental and industrial sectors and called on Nigerians to utilise the facility especially to help in preventing post-harvest losses of agricultural products.
“There is need for us to make people utilise the Gamma Irradiation Facility, particularly for the post-harvest losses we have realised on our agricultural products.The target is to ensure that we promote the exportation of agricultural products, and improve domestic storage of agricultural products to avoid losses.
“And we are going to train a lot of people from different sectors on the utilisation of the Gamma Irradiation Facility for the purposes I mentioned,” he added.In his remarks, the head of Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF), Engr Tajudeen Mustapha, explained that the facility is one of the components of the Nuclear Technology Centre (NTC), one of the seven centres of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission. headtopics.com
He added that the facility also serves as a research center and is used for some semi-commercial activities.“The facility is used for research purposes and at the same time for semi-commercial activities. We can take products from outside, irrigate it for farmers and give it to them.
Students from higher institutions come to the facility to do internships and bring their samples to the facility for Irradiation,” he explained.Read more: LEADERSHIP Newspaper »
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