Prof Oluwalana is revealing the untapped wealth in Nigeria’s natural resources by exporting human faeces and cockroaches.
Discover how these unconventional commodities can generate billions of naira and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.
Nigeria, a nation abundantly blessed with diverse natural resources, has an extraordinary opportunity to unlock its economic potential, Prof Samuel Oluwalana, a distinguished lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has revealed.
Oluwalana reveals that Nigeria is missing out on significant financial gains by not exporting human faeces, cockroaches, and even scorpions to foreign countries.
By delving into this unexplored market, Nigeria could amass substantial profits and leverage its abundant forest resources for wealth creation and commercial success.
The Potential Of Cockroach Exportation
Indigenous knowledge highlights a peculiar demand for cockroaches in China, where they are consumed as a delicacy.
Astonishingly, Nigeria possesses a wealth of cockroaches that could be exported to meet this demand and generate billions of naira in revenue, according to Prof Oluwalana who calls upon Nigerians to recognize the economic value of these tiny creatures and seize the opportunity to produce and supply them to international markets.
“Notably, a Chinese entrepreneur has amassed an astonishing fortune by capitalizing on the burgeoning demand for cockroaches. It is time for Nigeria to tap into this thriving industry, ” Oluwalana said.
The Scorpion’s Value
Furthermore, scorpions, often considered pests in many parts of the world, hold tremendous monetary worth. Nigeria’s vast forest belts are home to scorpions, the venom of which can be extracted and sold for substantial sums.
Prof Oluwalana enlightens the people about the astonishing prices scorpion venom commands, with a gallon of 4.75 litres fetching a staggering $99 million, stating that these valuable resources are being overlooked.
“By recognizing the economic potential of scorpions and facilitating their sustainable extraction, Nigeria could benefit immensely, boosting its economy and reaping the rewards of its natural abundance, ” Oluwalana said.
Nigeria’s Forest Resources: A Solution To Health Challenges
Despite Nigeria’s vast forest resources, the nation continues to grapple with pervasive poverty and various health challenges. Prof Oluwalana highlights the immense potential these resources hold for addressing prevalent health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and more. By exploring the medicinal properties of plants and animal resources within the forests, Nigeria could revolutionize its healthcare sector and alleviate the burden of these ailments. The professor urges Nigerians to embrace indigenous knowledge as a valuable source of age-old wisdom and traditional healing methods, providing a holistic approach to wellness and wealth creation.
Innovative Uses Of Human Faeces
Human faeces, an unconventional resource, possesses surprising possibilities. Prof Oluwalana sheds light on the remarkable applications of human faeces in various industries.
For instance, it can be processed into charcoal, providing an eco-friendly fuel source for cooking. Interestingly, countries like the United States have already recognized the value of human faeces and are capitalizing on it by extracting gold and even employing it to safeguard astronauts in space.
In Kenya, human faeces are ingeniously utilized to construct bridges and houses, while new toilet technologies convert it into cooking fuel. Prof Oluwalana emphasizes the need for creativity and innovative thinking to fully harness the potential of human faeces as a valuable resource.