Trump to Sign Executive Order Undoing Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Pruitt said the Trump order would undo the Obama administration’s clean power plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.
Trump’s intention, he said, was to bring back coal mining jobs and reduce the cost of electricity’ [read more]
South Korea Backs Nigeria Tree Planting Project with $130,000
To protect the environment and mitigate the effect of climate change, the Korean government has donated $130,000 to support Nigeria’s tree-planting campaign.
The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-duk who disclosed this in Abuja during the 2017 International Day of Forests Celebration, said the amount was a token of cordial and excellent friendly bilateral relationship they established with Nigeria in 1980.
He observed that both countries have always enjoyed diplomatic ties and hope that Nigeria stands to benefit more in future. Kyu-duk also stated that his home country will not only encourage Nigerian people to plant trees but go ahead to design and implement ten-year plans to develop barren mountains suitable for afforestation’ [read more]
Kaduna to spend $182 million on Water Projects
Realizing the importance of safe water on health and productivity of individuals in the state, Kaduna State Government has borrowed a total sum of $182 million to finance key water projects in the state.
Commissioner for Water Resources, Sulieman Aliyu Lere said the sum includes $101 million from African Development Bank (AFDB) and $ 81 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
He stressed that the state before now was funding the water projects from location and taxes but resorted to borrowing because millions of people living in the state lacked access to safe water supply.
According to him, the majority of them are ignorantly consuming polluted water as a result of their negligence. He also said that the acute shortage of water in the state is beyond the control of the ministry of water resources’ [read more]
Ogun State to Sanction Industries without Environmental Impact Studies
As part of its resolve to ensure that the citizens of Ogun State live in a safe and healthy environment, the state government has said it would impose strict sanctions on industries without Environmental Impact Study (EIS) approval from the state Ministry of Environment.
The Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Bolaji Oyeleye, represented by the team leader, Ogun State Environmental Sanitation Task Force, Kunle Adeotan, who stated this during the routine monitoring of industries along Sagamu-Ogijo Road warned that any industry without EIS approval was going against existent environmental laws and would be penalized.
Oyeleye said that government would continue to monitor industries across the state and enforce environmental laws were necessary, adding that the state government was committed to ensuring that the environment is not jeopardized for future generation’ [read more]