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Nigeria loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest yearly – NCF DG

Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says the country loses up to 400,000 hectares of forest annually to environmental degradation. NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano The NCF Director-General, Muhtari Aminu-Kano, disclosed this in Lagos on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at a seminar to commemorate the Word Environment Day. The theme of the seminar was “Ecosystem Restoration’’. Aminu-Kano also used the occasion to ...

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World Environment Day: ERA/FoEN seeks emergency to restore degraded ecosystem


The Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, has underlined the need for a State of Environmental Emergency for Ecosystem Restoration (SEEER) to preserve ecosystem and its services. Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo in a group photograph with participants at the ERA/FoEN’s event marking the 2021 World Environment Day held in Benin City Dr ...

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WED: Dangote volunteers plant trees to boost ecosystem restoration

Tree planting

The Dangote Group, through its Employee Volunteering Initiative, has initiated a tree planting campaign toward realising global objectives of a safer ecosystem. Tree planting The General Manager/Head of Sustainability Dangote Cement, Mrs Eunice Sampson, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Lagos. Sampson, who is also a volunteer, said the move was to commemorate the United ...

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Children activists champion fight against climate change

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Four children climate activists of the Royal Palm International College in Ilorin, Kwara State, have inaugurated “Return the Green Club”, an initiative to bring awareness on the need to save the environment from depleting. Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State The Return the Green Club is part of the activities to mark the 2021 World Environment Day, themed: “Restoration of ...

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Govt urged to develop 10-year ecosystem restoration roadmap

Godwin Uyi Ojo

An NGO, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoN), on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 called on the Federal Government to develop a 10-year ecosystem restoration roadmap for the country. Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) Dr. Godwin Uyi Ojo, the Executive Director of ERA/FoN, made the call in a ...

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NESREA tasks public, govts on ecosystem restoration, safe environment

Aliyu Jauro

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has tasked members of the public and government at all levels on ecosystem restoration to save the environment. Prof. Aliyu Jauro, Director-General of NESREA Director General of the Agency, Prof. Aliyu Jauro, made the call on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Kano, at a forum organised by the agency in commemoration ...

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Ecosystem restoration: Addressing living in agony with man and nature

Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo

At an event organised by Frontline Energy and Environmental Services to mark the World Environment Day on June 5, 2021, Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), who was given an award by the organisers, explored issues bordering ecosystems restoration, the theme of the Day, in this treatise Dr Godwin Uyi Ojo, Executive ...

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LASPARK establishes urban forest park for recreation, biodiversity

Adetoun Popoola

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has established an Urban Forest park to bring residents close to nature, as the state marks the 2021 World Environment Day (WED). LASPARK General Manager, Adetoun Popoola In establishing the part, LASPARK was complementing the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources’ programmes marking the 2021 WED with the theme: ...

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Govt restates commitment to tackling environmental degradation

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government says it will continue to deal with the numerous challenges posed by environmental degradation and biodiversity loss resulting from deforestation, desertification, land and ecosystem degradation. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, restated government’s commitment to dealing with the problems during the 2021 World Environment Day celebration on Saturday, June 5 in ...

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Kano set to launch policy on environment

Kabiru Getso

Kano State Government says it will soon launch the State Policy on Environment after approval by the State Executive Council. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, made the disclosure at a press conference to mark the World Environment Day in Kano, the state capital, on Saturday, June 5, 2021. He said that ...

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