FG trains 30 youth on waste recycling in Bauchi 

By Mohammed Kaka Misau

The federal government of Nigeria has in its efforts to reduce unemployment through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), kicked-off the training 30 youths on waste recycling in Bauchi state.

The trainee youths were part of the beneficiaries of the batch 2 training under Enviropreneurship Development Scheme (EDS) across 20 LGA of Bauchi State.

Declaring the training open, the Director General of the (NDE), Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fipko, who was represented by the State Coordinator, Lawal Ali Yaya said that the training is newly programme being introduced.

According to him, the training was aimed at uplifting and empowering the teaming youth to become self-reliant through entrepreneurship skills. 

He further disclosed that the  beneficiaries will under go three months intensive training where each of them will receive N5,000 as monthly stipend.

On his part, the Executive Director, Xpedien Global Vision, Dr. Sale Nuhu Barde who was also represented by Kolawole Sunday, said the Company is using technology to combat watse materials to charcoal, fertilizer and toiletry preventions. 

He explained that now a-days, people often refer them as “advanced Baban Bola” because they collect and turnaround refused, waste materials to wealth. 

He enjoyed the youth to be attentive during the training in order to gain the knowledge and help themselves to become self-reliant as well as to improve the social economy of the State.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Coordinating Officer of the Special Public Works (SPW), Abubakar Suleiman, said the new Enviropreneurship was introduced to replaced an existing program of waste to wealth in the Agency under the supervision of Enviropreneurship Development Scheme (EDS) department. 

He further explained that the beneficiaries will be trained on recycling of waste materials such as polythene bags, sugar cane and convert them to fertilizer, charcoal, among others. 

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