We just had to share this news out of Borno State….
In its efforts to combat unemployment and protect the environment, Borno state government has employed 1,500 youths to serve as environmental vanguards in making the state waste free and environment friendly.
Speaking at the launching of Borno Environmental Vanguard and Youths Empowerment scheme held at the Government House Maiduguri yesterday, Governor Kashim Shettima said the scheme is first of its kind in the North-East sub-region which is aimed at protecting and developing the environment.
The governor stated that considering the important of clean and safe environment, the Borno state government is making a deliberate efforts in improving the quality of the environment, adding that government has purchased 40 refuse compactor trucks, 1000 big refuse receptaces and 3000 garbage bins to collect and dispose waste .
He said Borno state is one of the states threatened by desertification, as such to reverse the situation, government is going plant 20 million assorted seedlings of economic trees across the 27 local government areas of the state and called on the general public to plant, protect and ensure that they get to maturity stage.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Borno state commissioner for environment Alhaji Hassan Mustapha Aminami said within the short time of the administration of Governor Kashim Shettima 40 sino refuse compactor truck, 4,000 large and small bins 15 additional sino roll on roll trucks were procured.
He said government has also employed 1,500 youths to serve as youth environmental vanguard and also empowered them, adding that the ministry is also engaged in flood control, construction of drainages in Miringa Biu local government and Shuwari ward of the state capital.
The commissioner also stated that plans has been concluded for the dredging of River Ngadda and restocking of Sanda Kyarimi Park, pointing out that the ministry has also embarked on the provision of thermo stove using ethanol to reduce dependency on fire wood.
SOURCE: Vanguard News
This is really good news. It is said that the idle mind is the devil’s workshop. By gainfully employing these youths, it is safe to assume that a good number of potential terrorists have been taken off the street.
Nagode, Gov. Kashim Shettima!
Let’s do more!