The NCF Walk for Nature is an initiative aimed at raising awareness on a wide variety of contemporary environmental issues confronting everyday living in Nigeria by demonstrating the importance of nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental education. The Walk has taken place in Lagos State for 11 years in partnership with the Lagos State Government and supported by corporate organisations that share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature. The Walk The 3km walk take participants through a designated route within the city. Participants donning sponsors’ branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event (and customized messages of the sponsor) are able to interact with the members of the public through distribution of handbills and display of information placards, banners and other materials. Relevant government agencies are present to provide support services – these include the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Ambulance Service, and KAI Brigades. The Police, supported by the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps are equally on ground. The Walk for Nature climaxes with a reception featuring speeches from stakeholders expounding the theme, with keynote addresses from the representatives of the Lagos state Governor, NCF, sponsors…
The 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) will hold on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 at the Rotunda, Lekki Conservation Centre, Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos at 12:00 noon to transact the following businesses: 1. To receive and consider the report of the National Executive Council, the Audited Financial Statements and the Auditor’s Report for the year ended 31st December 2017 2. To re-appoint the Auditors 3. To conduct any other business that may be properly transact at an AGM Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano Director General
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The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) led by Izoma Philip Asiodu, has appointed Arc. Ayoola Onajide and Mrs. Onari Duke as members of the National Executive Council of NCF. Arc Ayoola Tokunbo Onajide is the Principal Partner & Managing Director of ATO Architects, a firm he founded in 1988. He has been involved in managing infrastructural projects for the Federal Governments, multinationals, institutional and bilateral organizations. Onajide is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, the Royal institute of Architects and the South African institute of Architects. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a 1998 Alumni of the Lagos Business School. He designed Lekki Conservation Centre and has passion for eco-friendly activities. A former first lady of Cross River State, Onari Duke, is the chairperson of CSDON, ‘Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria’, a non-profit organisation she established to promote affordable healthcare to women and children in Nigeria and ensure the total wellbeing and development of children. She is Managing Partner of the law firm Duke & Bob-Manuel and also the Executive Chairman of Allied Merchants & Brokers Limited. She is a Director of United Bank for Africa…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and coalition of civil society groups such as Green Faith, organised Interfaith Rise for Climate, on 8th September 2018 hosted at LUFASI Nature Park, Lagos. This event was held to galvanize action with other global marches and activities including the Bangkok March to call-to-action national, sub-national leaders, government, private sector, faith-based institutions, and other stakeholders etc. as world leaders meet for the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco between 12th and 14th September, 2018. In his keynote address, the Director General of NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano shared insights on Islamic principles and approaches to protect the environment as defined in Eco-Islam, a movement pioneered by Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Studies (IFEES). He reiterated on four Islamic principles which are the foundation for the inter-link between environmental protection and Islam belief – Tauhid (Unity); Fitra (Creation); Mizan (Balance); and Khalifa (Stewardship). Adding that Hima (Sustainable management); Harim (protection); Waqf (Trust Fund); and Hisba (Enforcement) are the approaches or mechanisms that Muslim societies have employed to observe and implement the tenets of these four principles. He further described the need for a multi-faith intervention towards achieving alternative paradigm in reducing the impact of climate…
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