NGO launches campaign to save Nigeria's environment from abuse

NGO launches campaign to save Nigeria's environment from abuse

- Clean the Carbon Campaign, an intiative focused on saving the environment has been launched

- The campaign seeks to among other things advocate for the implementation of effective national and regional climate policies

- It also seeks to tackle e-waste, plat trees and inculcate recycling as a lifestyle among Nigerians

A non-governmental organisation, Help Keep Clean foundation, on Thursday, November 7, launched a campaign tagged Clean The Carbon.

The campaign is geared towards mustering all energies towards combating climate change and global warming by taking actions to reduce some of the human activities responsible for the emission of Carbon (C02) and other greenhouse gases in Nigeria.

Founded by Queen Ijeoma Chikezie, former Miss United Nations World Habitat (UNWH),the foundation has been at the forefront of saving the environement.

Speaking at the event, Chikezie said the opportunity to commit to saving the environment came after she won the miss United Nations World Habitat in 2017.

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NGO launches campaign to save Nigeria's environment from abuse

Queen Chikezie speaking at the launch of the campaign.
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Her words: “I am an ex-miss UNWH, and after I was crowned, I got the platform, but before I got the platform I’ve always cared about the environment.

“I am very concerned when it comes to pollution, climate change and the issues we are facing in Nigeria.

“And then if you look at the major global change issues that we are facing not just in Nigeria, around the world, it is climate change and global warming and this two factors are caused by everyday human activities, like burning of fossil fuels, our cars, cutting down trees, gas flaring from the oil companies, pollution, solid waste management, land filling.

“These are the things that cause global change issues, and you can see the disadvantages in flooding, fire outbreaks etc.

“If we don’t fight this climate change and global warming in the next 30 years, I don’t think we will be able to live in this earth, I doubt that.”

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On his part, the special guest speaker and executive director, engineering and technical services, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, Mr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele, spoke on the need to maintain a balanced and sustainable environment in a 21st century world to preserve the environment.

“We need to be aware about what we do and the impacts it has on the environment.

“Everybody should look at their own lifestyles and figure out what changes they can make to reduce their own negative impacts on the environment,” Oyedele said.

Meanwhile, the Rochas Foundation has kicked off a new initiative that seeks to get 10 million indigent kids off the street into schools.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, October 22, by the director-general of the foundation, Uchechi Rochas, while briefing journalists in Abuja.

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According to her, the initiative called Rochas Education Aid and Development Initiative (READ) would kick off in 2020, adding that N1billion have been budgeted to fund the project through other non-governmental organisations.

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