NEDC trains 200 Yobe youth on climate change awareness, adaptation

The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) in collaboration with Yobe state ministry of environment has on Monday flagged-off a 5-day training of 200 youths on climate change awareness and adaptation in the state.

Flagging of the training at National Open University (NOUN) Damaturu, Yobe state Coordinator NEDC Professor Ali Ibrahim Abbas, environmental problems are key now even in the developed countries.

Represented by Ali Mai Muktar, Abbas stated that NEDC deemed it right to make sure people are being trained on climate change mitigation and to also invest in environmental sustainability in the North East.

He noted that,”When we talk about climate change mitigation it’s something that has to do with environment,so a better environment a better life style for everyone.”

In his welcome address, Yobe state Commissioner for environment, Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, said. United nations has identified climate change as one of the most serious challenges affecting humanity in this century.

Represented by the Director Climate change from the ministry, Mohammed Ahmed, Sidi revealed that,there is need to all hands to be on desk to tackles serious challenges that is facing humanity as a whole.

“Government in the state its doing it best to over come climate change challenges and government alone cannot handle it,but we at our own micro level we have to see that we do something to mitigate the act of climate change on the the live’s and livelihood of our people”.

In his remarks,bthe lead consultant of the training, Bala Mohammed, charged the participants to give maximum cooperation and be partispactory, “where everybody would have a chance to contribute what ever he or she understand,” he added.