The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with the Lagos State Government (LASG) through its Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is hosting the 12th edition of the annual “Walk for Nature”, with the theme: ‘Plastic Pollution: The Enemy of Our Development Agenda’.
This year’s theme has been chosen to create more awareness about the need for Lagosians to collectively tackle the menace of plastic pollution.
The NCF/LASG 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.
This partnership with the Lagos State Government for the Walk is in its 12th year, supported by corporate organisations (Chevron Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, IHS Towers, as well as Fan Milk Nigeria Plc, Mobile Classroom, Nestle Waters among others) that share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature.
The 3km walk takes participants through a designated route of inner and outer Marina, with participants donning branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event.
Relevant government agencies will be present to provide support services – these include the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). The Police, supported by the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps will equally be on ground.
The Walk for Nature ends with a reception featuring speeches from stakeholders expounding the theme, with keynote addresses from His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Honourable Commissioner of Environment & Water Resources, NCF leadership, sponsors and community members.
Also expected at the rally are Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, heads of faith-based organisations, conglomerates, institutions, associations and students among others
Venue: State House, Marina, Lagos State
Date: Saturday, 19th October, 2019