An environment firm, Prigem Concepts, has said there is need to maintain an ecologically balanced environment. This means having a sustainable environment where human activities do not cause distortion to the atmospheric structure and nature.
The firm’s managing partner, Owa Raymond, said, “If available data is anything to go by, our consumption pattern, lifestyle modification and excessive rural-urban migration have stretched the already inadequate infrastructure.
Wastage’s are associated with our population growth, post-harvest losses etc.
He maintained that a lot of the problems are contributed by the change in our behavioural pattern. This has evolved over-time and has largely been due to traditional disparity and family structure’ [Read more]
Federal Government to Revamp Urban Water Supply Nationwide
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to revamping urban water supply nationwide to meet the international target of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water for all by 2030.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the National Retreat on Revitalising Urban Water and Sanitation Sector in Nigeria.
He noted that clean potable water, in addition to adequate sanitation, were key factors for socio-economic development in the country.
“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, places priority on infrastructure development including those of water supply and sanitation towards ensuring better life for our people’ [Read more]
NESREA Cautions Nigerians on Environment
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), South-West Zone has urged members of the public to protect their environments to guarantee sustainable development in the country.
The Zonal Director of NESREA, Mr Adeleke Ajani told newsmen in Ibadan that safeguarding the environment was a collective responsibility of everybody.
“We all have to work together as stakeholders to ensure cleaner environment for our own survival and sustainable development. Whatever we give the environment is what is given to us,” he said’ [Read more]
Lagos Clamps Down On Illegal Dumpsites
Lagos Government has ordered the closure of all illegal dumpsites across the state, saying it would not hesitate to take over sites used for unauthorized dumping of refuse.
Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe gave the order during monitoring tour of the State where he discovered an illegal dumpsite in the Anthony area of the State.
He condemned the existence of illegal dumpsites in Lagos State, stressing that such unauthorized sites do not only deface the Lagos mega-city but also create serious health and environmental hazards to the people’ [Read more]
NCF Embarks On Waste Management Advocacy in 20 Lagos Communities
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has embarked on a 6-month waste management advocacy campaign in selected 20 communities in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state.
In a statement made available in Lagos by the foundation, “the activities are geared towards making our environment sustainable and habitable for future generation.”
The selected communities include: Sangotedo, Idado, Gbara, Elegushi, Iru/Victoria Island, Agungi, Olugborogan, among others.
“The project will be carried out over a period of six months, commencing from September 2017. It has been divided into 5 major phases: Community Entry; Community & School Sensitization Clean up Exercise; Monitoring & Evaluation; and Post Project Supervision.”[Read more]