“Wildlife animals and plants are the basis on which human lives depends in terms of food, oxygen, shelter, and medicine hence, there must be good management of these natural resources for posterity” – Muhtari Aminu-Kano.
“We all know that trees are of indispensable importance to human wellbeing & our environment. Nigeria Government has no higher duty than to protect the Nigeria people and the environment” – Dr. Muhammad Mahmood.
The Federal Ministry of the Environment in collaboration with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is set to commemorate the World Environment Day (WED) with the theme “Biodiversity” on Friday, 5th June, 2020.
The collaboration will deliver a webinar to commemorate the most important annual global event for positive environmental action and use the occasion to call for serious attention to nature while admonishing people to imbibe conservation practices.
Leading the discussion is Dr Muhammad Mahmood, the Honourable Minister of the Environment, together with Chief (Mrs.) Sharon Ikeazor, Honourable Minister of State for the Environment. Other speakers are Chief Ede Dafinone, Chairman, National Executive Council, NCF; Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General, NCF and Ms. Katherine Kaetzer-Hodson, Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer, US Embassy in Nigeria. The webinar will be moderated by Mr. Demola Ajagbe, Regional Director, BirdLife Africa.
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year, and it is the biggest United Nation annual event for positive environmental actions. The event focuses on environmental concerns ranging from pollution, global warming, sustainable food production and protection of wildlife.
Every year, the event is used to shore up public engagement and advocacy about the state of the environment and deliberate necessary local actions that will ensure global environmental sustainability.
Recently, the International Day for Biodiversity was hosted through a webinar by the two organisations and was widely participated by local and international audience.
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