The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Thursday commenced the training of unemployed youth in waste recycling under the Public Works Scheme (PWS) in Taraba state.
The director general of the agency, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, stated this in Jalingo during the flag off and orientation ceremony for Enviropreneuralship Development Programme for Participants of Public Works Scheme.
The D.G, who was represented by Alhaji Shehu Danjuma, said the initiative was to provide skills to unemployed youth in waste recycling as an aspect of achieving Waste to Wealth in Nigeria.
He noted that the scheme was also aimed at providing source of livelihood to unemployed youth through recycling of waste resources for present and future generations.
He said the orientation would improve the standard of living of most Nigerian youth as well as impact positively on climate change in their environments.
He stated that the scheme was designed to provide skills in various components of waste recycling to the youth and also empower them to be self employed upon completion of their three months training.