Federal Government expresses commitment to restoration, sustenance of Nation’s ecosystem.
Written by News Room on October 24, 2021
The Federal Government has expressed its commitment to finding lasting solutions to the restoration and sustenance of the nation’s ecosystem.
Speaking at the 15th National Council on Environment in Abuja the Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, said the nation is determined to ensure that the present environment is preserved for sustainable development.
Ikeazor, said the 15th meeting of the National Council on Environment themed ‘Appraisal of the Emerging challenges and opportunities in the Environment Sector: A call for action towards the Environment of our dream’, could not have come at a better time considering the enormous challenges and opportunities that have been thrown up by the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ikeazor, who encouraged youths to come up with ideas to help the government address climate change, said the ministry of environment is working with the ministry of youths to devise a holistic approach for engaging youths in climate action.
She hopes that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the climate change bill into law before COP26, the United Nations climate change conference, scheduled to begin on October 31 in Glasgow.
British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, commended the display of leadership skills by youths in relation to issues of climate change.