No fewer than 150 youths will benefit from a one-week training on efficient waste management practices and A-Z of recycling in Adamawa State.
The workshop which is being organized by the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) in collaboration with the Adamawa state government is holding at the Federal College of Education, (FCE) Yola.
Declaring the training open, the State Commissioner of Environment and Natural Resources Development, Alhaji Shuaibu Audu noted that domestic and industrial waste pose challenges in the country.
The Commissioner represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Cletus Gotel, decried the negative consequences of waste on human health, agriculture and infrastructure.
Stressing that the modern process of waste management has to start with individuals who will reduce, reuse and recycle wastes for improved hygiene and economy.
In her remarks, the representative of NEDC, Fatima Bakari said the workshop is part of the series of programmes being put in place by the commission aimed at rebuilding the people in the region.
The Coordinator of the Programme, Dr Muhammed Aminu said the training comprises two categories of 50 youths and 100 scavengers who are the direct beneficiaries.
He disclosed that the youths will be equipped on how to build and sustain the programme as well as train others while the scavengers will be educated on safety, good hygiene and marketing the product.
In their separate remarks, some of the participants expressed appreciation for being part of the training and pledged to extend the knowledge they will gain to others in the society.