A non-governmental organisation NGO) in Owerri, known as Junior Chamber International (JCI), says it will focus more of its activities in 2020 on converting waste to wealth in order to create job for the youths.
The National President of the organisation, Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu, popularly called Ambassador, said this on Saturday in Owerri during a workshop on waste management. Mbeledogu said that the group evolved a programme, called “Let’s do it campaign,” to drive its vision of using waste to create wealth.
According to her, the campaign is to create more awareness on the economic benefit of proper waste disposal. She advised delegates to the workshop, drawn from the south-east and south-south, not to litter the environment with used plastic bottles but convert them to usable items.
Mr Kola Oladipo, a senior staff member of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and former executive member of JCI, urged journalists to be committed to the group’s initiative for the good of the larger society.
Oladipo advised the youth to make effective use of the social media for increased advocacy and wider impact. He also advised JCI members to remain proactive and sustain initiatives that could help to positively shape the environment.