(L-R) Izoma Philip Asiodu, Chairman of the occasion; His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, Guest Speaker; His Excellency, Dr. Obafemi Amzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State and His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Alake of Egbaland at the 18th Chief S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture, held today at the Bankers House, Victoria Island Lagos.
NCF holds its annual Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 16th January, 2020 at Bankers House, Victoria Island, Lagos. Now in its 18th edition, a lecture on this year’s theme “The role of Traditional Leaders in Protecting and Restoring the Nigerian Environment” will be delivered by His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto. Chief S.L. Edu Memorial Lecture is an annual event organised by NCF in collaboration with the family of Chief S.L. Edu and supported by Chevron Nigeria Limited. The lecture series aims at bringing environmental issues to the front burner of national discourse while articulating solutions through speakers from diverse backgrounds. The event equally serves to award scholarship grants to two PhD students whose research are in the field of environmental sciences in any Nigerian universities. The grant is sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited and seek to promote research works in nature conservation, biodiversity preservation, environmental management and sustainable livelihood. Some of the topics and guest speakers in its 17-year history include: A Quiet Revolution: Faith and the Environment – Mr. Martin Palmer, Alliance for Religions & Conservation, UK; Environmental Management: Imperatives in Africa’s Sustainable Development – Prof. Charles Okidi, University of Kenya;…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) held its annual fundraising dinner dubbed “Green Ball” with the theme “Restoring Mother Nature: New Deal for Nature and People” at the Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General of NCF in his introductory remark, stated: “The alarming conclusions on the seriousness of climate change and environmental degradation in Nigeria makes it necessary for NCF to redouble its efforts. Recent scientific reports from the United Nations and other international agencies show us that climate change and the decline in nature have reached the point where they threaten human existence. This is more so in Nigeria where awareness of environmental issues is quite low and where these issues rank low in priority in our private and national lives. Hence, the essence of our gathering to deliberate and raise fund to raise the bar in the conservation promotion.” The President, Board of Trustees, NCF, Izoma Philip Asiodu shared his observation about the state of the environment in Nigeria: “The nation is losing its forest at a fast rate. The savannah is disappearing, mangroves are being cleared, and pollution is everywhere. The report has it that Lagos and other coastal…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), supported by her international partners – World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), BirdLife International and in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Environment, organised a 2-day business forum titled “naijabiz4nature”. NCF used the forum to bring together business leaders from different sectors of the Nigerian economy to discuss what they are doing as corporate entities to protect and conserve the environment and to share ideas on how to mainstream conservation in the private sector. The business forum also served to advise Governments on what needs to be done to create a conducive atmosphere that will foster the effective participation of the Private Sector in the effort to stop the rapid decline of the environment. The Minister (State) of Environment in her opening address stated that: “The theme for this forum ‘New Deal for Nature and People’ presupposes that we need to adopt new mechanisms, processes and interactions to improve on our current interface as a people with nature. Of course, this is to emphasize the fact that the growing development trajectory requires that we find ways of improving what we are already doing to produce a result that engenders a win-win for the country”. The…
Submission for the 2019 NCF/AMB. Aduke Alakija Memorial Environmental Art & Essay Competition has commenced. The theme for this year’s competition is “Save the tree, Save the Earth". The competition is open to participants within the following categories: 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-14 years and 15-18 years. Anyone between 5-18 years of age in full-time education is eligible to participate in the art competition, while the essay competition is open to anyone between 12-18 years of age in full-time education. The deadline for entries submission is Friday 31st January 2020. Click here to download the guidelines and submission location in your geopolitical zone. For more information, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /09027509511.
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