The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged off the orientation for 75 participants of the year 2023 Enviropreneurship Development Scheme (EDS) under the Special Public Works department in Ogun state.
Speaking at the flag off, the Director General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo said the main objective of the Scheme is to reduce unemployment among the youth by providing ‘on-the-job’ training in enviropreneurship development.
Represented by the Ogun State Acting Coordinator of NDE, Oshinowo Kehinde Ajoke, the DG noted that 75 participants were selected to be trained on how to convert waste to wealth for a period of three months.
“The enviropreneurs see the world as a place full of resources and can also nurture a culture of life-cycle-based thinking on how to turn wastes to valuables within the rules and norms of the society, also taking into cognizance of regulatory instruments guiding the operation.
“In order to combat these challenges, we need innovative and sustainable solutions. This is where enviropreneurship comes into play.
“Entrepreneurs are individuals who possess the skills and mindset to identify opportunities for business ventures that not only generate profits but also make a positive impact on the environment.
“This training program aims to develop and nurture individuals who aspire to become successful enviropreneurs. We believe that by equipping participants with the necessary knowledge and skills, we can create a new generation of change-makers who will contribute to a more sustainable and greener future”, he said