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Akwa Ibom restates commitment to tackling environmental challenges

Governor Udom Emmanuel

The Commissioner for Environment in  Akwa Ibom State, Mr Charles Udoh, has restated the state government’s commitment to tackling environmental challenges in the interest of public health. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State Udoh told newsmen in Uyo, the state capital, on Monday, March 15, 2021 that the government was taking steps to stop flooding in different parts of ...

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Solidaridad gears Nigeria up for extensive palm oil exportation

Solidaridad

Though considered the fifth largest producer of global palm oil, Nigeria has over the years grappled with inability to produce enough for sustainable export as a good percentage of palm oil production in the country comes from dispersed smallholder farmers. Participants at the workshop, featuring a representative of the Commissioner and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Mary Ukoette Bassey ...

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Abuja named cleanest city, Akwa Ibom cleanest state

Federal Secretariat

Clean-Up Nigeria (CUN), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 announced Abuja city as the cleanest city, while Akwa Ibom emerged the cleanest state in the country. Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja Mr Prince Ene Baba-Owoh Jr., National Coordinator/Secretary, National Technical Study Group of the organisation, disclosed this in Abuja at a virtual meeting on the state of Nigeria’s ...

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Govt introduces disease resistant maize to farmers in Akwa Ibom

Maize plant

The Federal Government under the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has introduced a disease resistant maize to farmers in Akwa Ibom State. Maize plant Mr Mmoeyak Usua, the Regional Director of the Council, South-South Zone, disclosed this during the 2020 Farmers’ Field Day organised by NASC in collaboration with Premier Seeds, Du Pont and Bayer Seed Companies in Uyo, the ...

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Mixed reactions greet proposed nuclear power plant in A’Ibom

Nuclear Plant

Members of Ikot Ebon Community in Itu Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State have expressed divergent views over plans by the Federal Government to build a 1200MW nuclear power plant close to their neighbourhood. The news apparently came as a shock to some members of the community who claimed not to be aware of such a proposal when ...

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States urged to emulate Akwa Ibom State’s climate initiatives

Akwa Ibom

State governments have been urged to emulate the Akwa Ibom State Government’s efforts towards addressing climate change. Climate expert and negotiator, Prof. Olukayode Oladipo, who made the submission recently in Uyo, the state capital, stated that the state’s Roadmap on Climate Change has received national and international commendation. Prof. Oladipo pointed out during a Post-COP22 Stakeholders’ Engagement Forum with the ...

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Akwa Ibom receives climate resilience development blueprint

Prof Hillary Inyang

In line with the objective of the recently held Climate Change and Clean Energy Summit aimed at developing a strategic framework for management and investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the state, a draft Roadmap for Sustainable and Climate-resilient Economic Development in Akwa Ibom State has been presented to the Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Dr. Iniobong ...

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How Akwa Ibom is tackling climate change – Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has said that, in responding to the challenges of climate change, the state has adopted several measures aimed at not only curbing the phenomenon’s biophysical and socio-economic consequences, but also ensuring that it does not negate some of its developmental programmes. Emmanuel, who spoke during the opening of the state’s maiden Climate Change ...

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Climate summit presents platform to generate green jobs, says Essien

Iniobong Ene Essien

Commissioner for Environment and Mineral Resources, Akwa Ibom State, Dr Iniobong Ene Essien, sheds some light on the forthcoming Climate Change Summit scheduled to hold in Uyo, the state capital. He believes that, to the people of the state, this is an opportunity to create green jobs Kindly shed some light on this much-talked-about climate change conference. The summit is ...

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Akwa Ibom plans transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economy

Iniobong Ene Essien

Issues supporting Akwa Ibom State’s transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy, in the light of its vulnerability as a coastal state, are expected to be addressed at an international summit scheduled to hold next month in Uyo, the capital city. The first ever state-organised State Climate Change and Clean Energy Mega Summit/Expo will bring together international and national experts ...

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