The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), in partnership with the Lagos State Government through its Ministry of the Environment, is hosting the 11th edition of the annual “Walk for Nature”. The event holds on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Beat Pollution – live a Sustainable Lifestyle’. The choice of this theme is borne out of the dire need to highlight the challenges with pollution being faced by a megacity like Lagos.
The NCF/LASG Walk for Nature is said to be an initiative aimed at raising awareness on a wide variety of contemporary environmental issues confronting everyday living in Nigeria by demonstrating the importance of nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental education.
This partnership with the Lagos State Government for the Walk is in its 11th year, supported by corporate organisations (Chevron Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc and HIS Towers, Fan Milk Nigeria Plc among others) that reportedly share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature.
The 3km walk takes participants through a designated route of inner and outer Marina, with participants donning sponsors’ branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event.
Relevant government agencies are present to provide support services – these include the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). The Police, supported by the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps will equally be on ground.
The Walk for Nature climaxes with a reception featuring speeches from stakeholders expounding the theme, with keynote addresses from the representatives of the Lagos State Governor, NCF, sponsors and community members.