By Muhammad Jamil Abubakar.
The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced a one-week training for Artisans and scavengers in the North-east part of the country on efficient stoves and briquette production from agricultural and domestic waste as part of efforts to provide job opportunities for unemployed youths.
Radio Nigeria reports that 20 youths will participate in the training which is being conducted by a team of consultants, Xpediant Global Vision Ltd at the Technology incubation centre in Gombe.
Declaring the training open, the ICT Program Analyst of the NEDC, Dalaky Kalayiro stated that one of the mandates of the commission is to develop the North-east by providing job opportunities for unemployed youths by teaching them how to create wealth through energy-efficient stoves that are environmentally friendly and accepted all over the world.
The Program Analyst called on the participants to take the training seriously and pay attention to the presentation so that they would come out better and ready to become self-employed.
Also Speaking, the Coordinating Consultant in charge of the training, Ibrahim Hassan said that the energy-efficient stoves have been improved upon and modernized, adding that all the materials are hundred per cent locally available and sourced.
Some of the participants expressed happiness for being selected to participate in the training programme which they said will make a positive turnaround in their lives as they will soon become self-employed.