The North East Development Commission (NEDC) is set to address improper waste disposal in Adamawa, North East Nigeria, through the installation of a mega waste recycling center in Yola.
Speaking at the opening of a five-day training workshop for 100 stakeholders on climate change in Yola on Monday, Sufiyan Mallum Senior Manager of Environment and Natural Resources of the commission, said the effort is to foster a clean and safe environment in the state.
He explained that the recycling plant would collect 100 tons of waste daily and would be handed over to the State Government when installed.
”This is part of the contributions of the commission to protect the environment, create employment opportunities for the youth, and develop the state and region,” he said.
The program would enhance campaigns on recycling of plastic waste and also train 100 women on the use of energy stoves.
Also, the Commissioner for Environment in Adamawa, Mohammed Sadiq, described the training as timely, going by the current challenges being experienced as a result of climate change in the state.
Sadiq, represented by a Director of Administration in the ministry, Hosea Jime, said that all hands should be on deck to save the environment.
He commended NEDC for the training and urged the participants to actively participate and contribute their own quota to the fight against the climate change phenomenon.