To combat climate change and environmental degradation, the North-East Development Commission may soon establish a waste recycling plant for the six states in the region.
“The proposal for the establishment of the plant is already on the table,” Dr Zainab Challube, the Commission’s consultant on waste management and recycling, said at the opening of a five-day training on waste recycling in Maiduguri on Monday, February 12.
“The commission is refining the proposal to facilitate actualisation,” she announced further.
“We have realised that we should no more be non-challant about issues bordering on environment and climate change,” Dr Challube noted, explaining, “We should rather learn to recycle our environment to make it habitable.”
She noted further, “Littering the environment is a global challenge because it accelerates climate change,” stressing, “environmental degradation and climate change are issues at the forefront of discourse globally.”
She said the commission, through its consultants, aims to expand recycling and composting services through a blanket knowledge of all recyclable waste materials such as disposables plastic containers, plastic bottles and polythene bags.
“We are training the participants to recycle these waste plastic materials and every other recyclable waste material to usable materials such as interlocks, adhesives and other related usable items.”
The five-day training drew100 participants from the 27 local government areas of Borno State.
The North-East Development Commission is the primary organisation responsible for evaluating, coordinating, and reporting on various intervention programmes and initiatives.
These programmes and initiatives are implemented by the Federal Government, its Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, as well as states, and other Development Partners.
The North East states, including Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe, benefit from these programmes and initiatives.
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