Waste management company engaged by the Kaduna State Government, ZL Global Alliance Nigeria Limited, has empowered no fewer than 56 youth in various trade and offered them automatic employment.
The empowered youth who also include the physically challenged, were given vulcanizing machines, shoe cobbling tools, wheel barrows, tables, chairs and recharge cards under the Bin Security Guards (BSG) Scheme of the company.
Speaking on the essence of the empowerment, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr. Abiola Bashorun said, the empowerment was part of the company’s efforts of giving back to the society and the taking the youths out of the street.
She further said, the gesture was also to compliment the good efforts of the state governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai towards making Kaduna State great again.
The managing director who was represented by the company consultant and compliance officer, Hajia Hauwa Umar and Abubakar Abdulwahab respectively also disclosed that those empowered will be enrolled into the pay roll of the company, and while they are doing their business with the tools given to them free of charge, they will also act as security guards to the roro bin at the collection points nearer to them.
They reiterated that the empowered youths were those selected from the skills acquisition program organized by the company earlier this year.
Speaking also at the brief occasion which held at the Kaduna office of the company, the general manager of Kaduna Environmental Preotece Authority (KEPA) Alhaji Yusuf Rigasa commended the good initiative of the waste management company.
According to him, Governor el-Rufai did not make mistake by engaging ZL global alliance because the company has over time proved her worth by not only delivering on her mandates but even going beyond by giving back to the society.
“This company has performed and still performing tremendously and as a government agenvy, we are satisfied with their services and urge them to sustain the.good work” he said.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, one of the physically challenged, Hussaini Hussaini commended the company for the gesture particularly those of them who are challenged.
He said, the gesture will take them off the street begging while assuring judicious use of the items given them and discharge their employment status responsibilities accordingly.