The North East Development Commission (NEDC), established with a mandate to mitigate the effects of insurgency and rebuilding of the North East in collaboration with the Adamawa state government has commenced one week training programme for youth in Adamawa state on efficient waste management and recycling practices.
Speaking at the flag off of the programme, Monday, at the Federal College of Education (FCE) Yola, NEDC acting coordinator for Adamawa state, Mrs. Fatima Bakari, said the programme is taking place simultaneously across all the six states in the North East geo-political zone
She further explained that the programme is sponsored by NEDC in partnership with the state government in line with the mandate of the commission aimed at safeguarding the health of the people and providing incomes to the unemployed youth in the state.
Shedding more light on the programme, Dr. Mohammed Aminu, who represent the consultant to the programme, said there were two categories of people participating in the programme; those to be trained as trainers and scavengers, stressing that a total of 150 beneficiaries have been selected for both areas.
According to him, a total of six modules would be taught at the training geared towards equipping the participants with skills on how to transform waste into wealth in order to make them self-reliant, enabling them to step down the training to others for their own economic benefits and protection.
He disclosed plan by the NEDC to establish mini recycling plant in Adamawa to support the efforts and provide more employment opportunities to the teeming youths in the state.