The Senior Conservation Officer Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Balikis Abidemi Balogun has advised government at all levels to take Earth Day campaign serious, calling all hands to be on desk in the drive to protect the earth.
Balogun who spoke in Lagos during the commemoration of international Earth Day, said that the theme of this year is centered on plastic pollution as plastic materials are constituting lots of environmental pollution worldwide.
According to her, plastic takes thousands of years to decompose, thereby causing menace to the ecosystem. Balogun described the role of government as a factor to enable and enforce policies that advocate the protection of environment, sensitization and awareness campaign on impact of environmental activities as well as environmental education.
She advised that environmental studies should be incorporated in school curriculum to enable the younger generations get involved.