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Edo sensitises residents against illegal logging, bush burning

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government on Thursday, November 25, 2021 took to some major streets in the Benin City and communities hosting the state’s forest reserves to sensitise the residents against illegal logging and bush burning. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The Acting Team leader, Edo State Oil Palm Programme Implementation Office, Mr Churchill Oboh, while addressing journalists in Benin ...

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We’ve committed huge resources to address ecological problems, says Edo

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government says it has committed huge resources to address ecological problems confronting the state. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Lucky Wasa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, disclosed this in an interview in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, September 19, 2021. He stated that the ecological challenges, which are spread in parts ...

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Open defecation: Edo launches ‘Clean Nigeria – Use the Toilet’ campaign

Godwin-Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday, July 16, 2021 in Benin City launched the “Clean Nigeria – Use the Toilet” campaign in a bid to end open defecation across the state’s 18 Local Government Areas by 2025. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Obaseki, who was represented by the Edo Head of Service, Mr Anthony Okungbowa, said that ...

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Afforestation: Edo to plant 10m tree seedlings in 10yrs

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government says it will plant 10 million tree seedlings in the next 10 years to combat desertification in the area. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Mr Lucky Wasa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sustainability, stated this in an interview in Benin City, the state capital, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Wasa said that the exercise ...

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Edo desilts drainage channels to prevent flooding

Godwin-Obaseki

The Edo State Government has begun desilting of drainages across the state to prevent flooding as the rains set in, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Lucky Wasa, has said. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Wasa said in Benin City, the state capital on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 that residents were also being sensitised as part of efforts to prevent ...

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Tony Erha: Rooting environmental consciousness in Edo media executives

Tony Erha

It is a salient and current issue that truly deserves discussion, even on one of the very WhatsApp Media Forums or Platforms that this writer belongs and as a contributory member. Indeed, debating “every” common problem, as it affects the common people, ideally underlines the establishment of such discourse platforms, which ordinarily profess to the pro bono publico deeds. Tony ...

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Edo government and environmental-friendlessness

Godwin-Obaseki

The indiscriminate and unjustified hewing of trees in Edo State, especially in Benin City, its state capital, is sacrilegious and assumes a more disturbing trend, since about four years Mr. Godwin Obaseki, its incumbent governor, came to power. Indeed, it goes to confirm what experts randomly say that his government is not “environment-friendly”, a subsisting conservation lingo for those who ...

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Edo to involve citizens in urban regeneration initiative

Godwin-Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said the state government will engage residents and private organisations on securing lives and property and in driving its urban regeneration initiative in 2021. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Obaseki, who disclosed this on Friday, January 1, 2021 in Benin City, the state capital, in his New Year broadcast, said he was emplacing ...

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Okomu Oil inaugurates seven projects in Edo communities

Godwin-Obaseki

The management of Okomu Oil Palm Plc. says it constructed seven different projects within its areas of operations in Edo State to speed up development in the benefitting communities. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Managing Director of the company, Dr Graham Hefer, said this at the inauguration of the projects in five different communities spread across three local government ...

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Edo earmarks 100,000ha of land for oil palm cultivation

Okomu Oil Palm

The Edo State Government of Nigeria has set out 100,000 hectares (ha) of land for oil palm cultivation by investors. Okomu Oil Palm Plantation in Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki made the disclosure in a keynote address delivered on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at a webinar focused on “Investing in the Oil Palm Value Chain in Edo State”. The webinar ...

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