The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Total E&P Nigeria Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conserve and improve the Nigerian environment. The event took place on Friday, 5th July 2019 at Total’s corporate office in Lagos. The partnership will serve to develop and implement activities such as the establishment of a conservation center in Abuja, afforestation programme, biodiversity management, Forest Elephant Alive Campaign, Green Recovery Nigeria Initiative among others. These activities are in line with Total Group’s Foundation priority area under “Forests & Climate”. The MoU was signed by Engineer Ahmadu-Kida Musa, Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water District, Total E&P Nigeria Limited and Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Trustee, Nigerian Conservation Foundation. Following the signature of the MoU, Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa thanked the NCF team and remarked: “Though we are starting this partnership with a three-year phase, it is my hope that it would last beyond our lifetime, more so that Total has a Foundation that is interested in the protection of the environment. We will ensure our footprint is visible so that our environment is conserved for us and our children.” While responding, Alhaji Ahmed Joda stated: “I love the environment and that is why I am part of NCF…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in collaboration with Population Matters, a UK-based charity and with support from the Lagos State Government hosts the World Population Day event, tagged ‘Population and Sustainability in Nigeria and beyond'. It is our belief that unsustainable population is a global problem which must be addressed in both developed world countries, where population growth may be low but consumption and global environmental impact are high, and in countries of the Global South where the global impact is low but population growth may be high. Therefore, the campaign is to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and improve people’s lives. The aim of this event is to create awareness and generate public discussion that will address both global population and the impacts of growth in Nigeria; interfacing with stakeholders in examining local solutions; examining how Nigeria can contribute towards international policy initiatives to address unsustainable population. According to the United Nations, by 2050 the global population will be 9.7bn and the Nigerian population more than 400m. By the middle of the century, Nigeria will overtake the US as the world’s third most populous country. These figures are the UN’s main, medium variant, projections.…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) commemorated this year’s World Environment Day (WED) with presentations from 21 schools and discussions by experts on the theme “Air Pollution”. The Director General of NCF, Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano in his welcome address, emphasised the hazard of air pollution in our environment. Mentioning the tragedy that struck in Imo State on Monday after fumes from a generator left 10 guests who attended a traditional wedding dead. He was of the opinion that such a sad incident would have been averted if power supply in Nigeria has been effective, and the host wouldn’t have any reason to put on the generator that led to the family disaster. Part of the activities of the day were the presentations of drama, poem, music and exhibition by the school pupils. They were categorized into 3 age categories; 5 to 8 years (Primary), 9 to 12years (Junior) and 13 to 16 years (Senior). Amber Ville School, Ajah; Learning Ladder Montessori School, Ajah and Falomo High School, Ikoyi emerged winners in the 3 categories respectively. A consultant pulmonary surgeon, LASUTH, Dr. Femi Ojo; Head of Operations, IHS Towers, Mr. Olukorede Alayemola and Business Manager of Carbon Credit, Mr. Olatunji Balogun were…
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is set to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day (WED) with variety of highly impactful activities. 2019 WED with the theme “Air Pollution” is to be used to expose the extent of the poor air quality the world is embattling, sensitise people on how to improve the air quality we breathe as poor air quality can kill. Air pollution is the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet, as a whole. Most of these pollutants come from energy use and production such as burning of fossil fuels (petroleum and other factory combustibles), agricultural activities (insecticides, pesticides, and fertilizers in agricultural activities), exhaust from factories and industries, mining operations and indoor air pollutions. Asides the effects that these pollutants have on the environment such as global warming, acid rain, etc., they have alarming effects on human respiration and health generally. The good news is, we can fix this by embracing practices such as agro-forestry practices, use of clean energy sources like hydro/solar, energy conserving stoves etc. NCF is imploring Nigerians to explore and adopt renewable energy, clean energy, live sustainably and be deliberate about conservation to improve the…
Job Title: Maintenance Officer Reporting to: Project Manager Position type: Permanent Competence requirements for the job: (National Business of Technical Examination Boards (NABTEB) certification in carpentry 2 Years’ Experience and related field/experience. The facilities carpenter will be responsible for the execution of the following tasks to the highest standards: Visually inspect/diagnose/repair snags on the boardwalk on a timely basis Take measurements, and make necessary adjustments to items such as doors, furniture to ensure safety, smooth operation of Boardwalk, Gazebos, and other wooden facilities in the reserve. Ensure regular maintenance schedule of all wooden facilities within the center Ability to effectively maintain the tree house. Repair or build furniture, Identify types and grades of wood, measure, and be familiar with hardware materials available to the carpentry trade. Submit daily maintenance reports to the project manager. Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety. Any other duties that may be assigned TO APPLY: Kindly send your detailed CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with MAINTENANCE OFFICER as the subject. Application Deadline: 17th June 2019.
Job Title: Wildlife Officer Reporting to: Project Manager Position type: Permanent Competence requirements for the job (National Diploma in Conservation related field 2 Years’ Experience in Conservation related field) Description of responsibilities/functions 1. To collate and analyze all relevant field data for the better management of the reserve. 2. Collect biodiversity and socio-economy data and undertake regular biological monitoring and evaluation of the reserve resources. 3. To assist in natural history interpretation of the LCC to enhance its eco-tourism potential. 4. Participate in biodiversity surveys organized by the project or the technical department. 5. Carry out natural history interpretation to enhance visitor/tourist use of the reserve. 6. Maintain the reserve infrastructures such as the nature trail, nature station observation towers bird hide, resting spots, etc. in good working conditions regularly 7. Assist researchers (e.g., students, lecturers, and institutions )conducting relevant studies in Lekki Conservation Center (LCC) 8. Conduct regular anti-poaching patrols (day and night) of the reserve. 9. Inventory properties of the project and ensure their maintenance and safety. 10. Submit daily patrol reports to the project manager. 11. Identify and develop a concept for project funding and support 12. Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the project manager 13.…
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