Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Ndowa Lale, will deliver the 9th Public Lecture and Environmental Awards ceremony of the Environmental Outreach Magazine scheduled for the 3rd of July 3, 2018 in Owerri, Imo State.
The Lecture with the theme: “Climate change and gully erosion in Nigeria: Problems and prospects” will be chaired by Professor A. Chidi Ibe, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the Imo State University, Owerri.
According to a statement by the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr. Martins Mbagwu, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is the Special Guest of Honour while the Publisher of the Magazine, Chief Noble Akenge, is Host of the event.
Their Majesties, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, Amanyanabo of Twon-Brass and Chairman, Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers and Eze Imo, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, the Obi of Obi-Orodo and Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers are Royal Fathers of the Day.
The National President of Nigerian Environmental Society, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, and the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council of the Niger Delta University, Professor Steve Azaiki, will deliver goodwill messages at the event.
There will also be a special presentation on the activities of the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) by the National Coordinator, Mallam Salisu Dahiru.
Like in the previous Lectures, the event will be attended by environmentalists from around the country, the Organised Private Sector, top government functionaries, traditional rulers, Civil Society Organisations, school children and members of the public.
Some corporate obdies and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of Environment and Development in Nigeria will also be honoured with various categories of Environmental Awards.