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Earth Day: Biosafety agency calls for action to change lives

The Director-General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, has called for concerted action to change lives and make the world better.

Dr Rufus Ebegba
Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)

Ebegba made this call in a statement issued on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Abuja against the backdrop of the 2020 World Earth Day marked on Wednesday.

He said that climate change represents one of the biggest challenges to the future of humanity and the life-support system that made the world habitable.

“The novel COVID-19  has thought us that there is an urgent need to take climate action very seriously as the pandemic shows that humans and the planet are very vulnerable.

“This is the time for all to address every unchecked damages to the environment.” the NBMA director-general said.

Ebegba said that the theme for this year’s World Earth Day “Climate Action”, spoke volume and it beholds on everyone to take decisive measures that would make the earth better place, “for us and the future generation.”

Ebegba added that man’s endeavours in science and technology should be explored in  efforts to address climate change for a better world.

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