The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Friday called for the speedy passage of the Climate Change Act to keep Nigeria safe from the predicted doom of effects of climate change.
NCF’s Director-General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos in line with strike by students in over 92 countries.
NAN reports that the students are skipping school today, March 15, as part of the “School Strike 4 Climate’’ to demand action on climate change from policy makers.
Aminu-Kano commended various efforts of the Federal Government towards addressing the issue in Nigeria but added that the interventions were not good enough without an enabling law to drive the agenda more positively.
“The climate change bill is not yet a law and also the sense of urgency and emergency that the issue requires is not really palpable in the country.