Monday, September 19, 2011

Nigerian wins U.S. grant for oil spill clean-up

The Nation
19 September 2011

Team Leader, Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), Nigeria, Dr. Morufat Balogun has received a grant to execute a proposal to tackle oil spillage with a local plant.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the $28,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (USBECA) was presented to Dr. Balogun, who lectures at the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan, on Saturday.
The proposal, titled, KENAF Clean-up: Countering Oil Spills in the Niger Delta with Local Plants, was the only one selected in Nigeria, from 638 entries from all over the world.
Speaking with NAN after the presentation, Dr. Balogun said the proposal is geared towards finding solution to environmental problem in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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