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NEDC trains 400 youths on alternative energy, waste recycling

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has trained 400 youths on alternative energy, waste management and recycling of plastic waste in Gombe. Declaring the workshop…

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has trained 400 youths on alternative energy, waste management and recycling of plastic waste in Gombe.

Declaring the workshop open, the State Coordinator of the NEDC, Usman Bappah, said the workshop is part of the ongoing effort by the commission to tackle environmental and climate change challenges in the North East sub-region of the country.

He said the participants, drawn from the 11 local government areas of the state, were trained on how to adopt alternative energy sources as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change, and the need for sustainable environmental practices.

He added that the workshop is important in addressing the effects of climate change in the state.

Bappah noted that Gombe and the other five states in the zone are the most vulnerable areas in the country, “as such there is a need for concerted efforts to mitigate the effects of the climate change.”

The coordinator also emphasised the NEDC’s commitment to supporting initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable environmental practices in the state.

“NEDC remains committed to partner with other stakeholders, especially the youths to implement interventions that will mitigate the effects of climate change and enhance the quality and standard environmental practices,” he said.

Speaking, the State Commissioner of Water, Environment and Forest Resources, Muhammad Sa’idu Fawu, urged NEDC and other stakeholders to consider investing in providing alternative and cheaper energy sources to the populace.

He said the provision of alternative energy sources will discourage felling of trees and other practices that cause harm to the environment.

According to him, the best way to succeed in the fight against climate change is by providing alternative sources of energy.

 

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