Bauchi to host 1st climate change conference

Bauchi state government is to host first North East climate change conference with critical stakeholders as participants.

The Commissioner for Environment and Housing in the state, Alhaji Hamisu Mu’azu Shira, announced this Friday while briefing newsmen on the activities embarked upon by his ministry.

He said during the conference, participants are expected to draw the attention of the international community on the areas that need their immediate intervention.

Shira said participants at the conference include among others, commissioners of environment from the North-east and other critical stakeholders in the sector so as to overcome the environmental challenges affecting the region.

According to him, the ministry will use its resources to host the conference without seeking for any financial support from the Governor of the state, Bala Mohammed.

The commissioner expressed confidence that the outcome of the conference will be beneficial to the citizens, government of the state, northeast and Nigeria in general.

He said with the little resources, the ministry had recorded remarkable achievements, assuring that it will work with donor agencies to convert waste in the state to wealth.

He said the move would provide employment opportunities to unemployed youth in addition to boosting the internally generated revenue.

He stated that the N28 million released to the ministry by Governor Bala Mohammed is for the reactivation of facilities and the construction of six waste collection centres in Bauchi metropolis.

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