Japanese multinational corporation, Canon Incorporation, said it has developed strategies to manage the electronic wastes in Nigeria.
The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) said it is has short, medium and long-term strategies for the local market.
According to experts, Nigeria generates over 1.1 million tons in e-waste from the consumption of local and imported Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) that have ceased to function.
The company said it is disturbed over the management of the wastes in the county.
The Sales and Marketing Director, Canon Central and North Africa, Somesh Adukia, who spoke on the sidelines of the launch of its My Naija campaign in Lagos, said the company has started a pilot programme in Cote d’Ivoire, adding that lessons learned from that would be replicated in Nigeria.
Canon specializes in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers, computer printers and medical equipment.