NEDC Plans to establish a waste recycling plant in Gombe
By Auwal Umar, Gombe
North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has concluded plans to establish a waste recycling plant in Gombe
The Head of Environment and Natural Resources at the Commission Adamu Lawan stated this while speaking with Journalists during the flag-off of the one-week Training in Gombe on Monday.
Lawan added that the training was relevant to the mandate of the commission since NEDC is intervention and development-oriented aimed at improving the wellbeing of the people in the state and Northeast region.
He said that the waste-to-wealth training was a means of creating employment while also helping to improve the environment from pollution and degradation.
Lawan said the Commission was seeking ways of converting the huge wastes into something useful as a resource or a product.
According to him, the waste-to-wealth venture has become a business in view of the quantity of waste being generated in the region.
He explained that 150 youths would be trained comprising 100 scavengers and 50 train-the-trainers.
He added that each of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) such as boots, helmet, reflexive jacket, gloves and others.
The NEDC official said the commission would install a recycling plant in the state with the intention of expanding it to cover all the Local Government Areas of the state with time.
Mal. Shehu Ibrahim Ol NEDC Focal person for Gombe said the training was a partnership between NEDC and the Gombe State government aimed at providing job opportunities for youths to become self-reliant.
He implored participants to take seriously the training as a means of helping themselves to become economically viable and employers of labour.