Deforestation: N/East youths advocate building of biogas plant

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Some youths from the North-East have advocated building of biogas plant to reduce deforestation and mitigate the impact of climate change in the region.

The youths made the call in a communiqué issued by Seyifunmi Adebote, a Coordinator of the just concluded two-day Climate Change Innovation Hub in Gombe.

The hub was organised by the Ministry of Environment in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and coordinated by three Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the six geo-political zones concurrently.

The NGOs are the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI), Talentplus Initiative and Health of Mother Earth Foundation.

The youths said developing biogas plant would help to reduce deforestation, aid safe cooking methods and reduce the amount of waste emitted daily

Egg shells will be used to produce organic manure to aid proper food farming that will immensely help cut down the use of chemical substances for farming.

“The creation of school clubs will enhance environmental awareness among students and help develop environmental ethics in every child.

“Also, small scale water turbines will help create electricity by using the kinetic energy provided by water and also serve as substitute for fossil fuel,’’ they said.

The  purpose of the conference was to establish Youth Regional Climate Change Innovation Hub that would serve as a platform for continuous interface for the young people.

The organisers harvested and collated innovations and ideas from about 65 participants in the zone consisting of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States.