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Published On: Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

Scrap dealers move to create 30,000 jobs

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By Ochiaka Ugwu

Respite may have come the way of teeming unemployed youth as National Association of Scrap and Waste Dealers Employers of Nigeria (NASWDEN) gave indication that it would create employment for 30, 000 unemployed persons in both public and private sector of the economy.
President of the association, comrade John Obeh disclosed this in Gwagwalada Area Council during the association’s special delegate conference where he tasked the federal government to assist them with development funds to establish scrap yards in the six Geo-political Zones of the country.
He equally noted that the union is working out modalities to partner federal government in the area of revamping the abandoned Ajaokuta steel industry with a view to accelerate employment in the public sector.
He said that lack of raw materials would be a stumbling block for the running of the industry.
The president assured that the association had the capacity to provide sufficient scrap iron for daily usage for the running of Ajaokuta steel industry just as he encouraged members of the association to continue to support good government programmes and policies.
Obeh reiterated the commitment of his leadership to tackle the menaces of illegal issuance of ticket and activities of thugs in the highways noting that legal team and committees were constituted to address the challenges.
The president implored scrap dealers to remain law abiding citizens maintaining that the leadership of union would continue to come up with measures that would give members conducive environment to transact their business at all the time.

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