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ABUJA — The minister of humanitarian affairs, Umar Farouq, has said efforts are in place to ensure a cleaner and greener environment for Nigeria’s future generation. The minister said this on Thursday during the global launch of the 2022 humanitarian overview by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) according to a statement by Nneka Anibeze, the minister’s special adviser on media. She assured that the government is enhancing its disaster preparedness,...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that it will embark on the process of reviewing the National Oil Spillage Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) for it to be able to mete out stiffer penalties to oil companies involved in oil spillage in the country. This declaration was made by the Minister of Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, on Thursday at the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja. She maintained that a...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that even as the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari remains committed to the delivery of sustainable sanitation and hygiene services to Nigerians, effective collaboration among all levels of government and the private sector will help the country to achieve its goal to end open defecation by 2025. Osinbajo stated this on Thursday at the virtual meeting of the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Steering Committee to review the progress report...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria will achieve net-zero emissions by 2060. The president indicated this on Tuesday while speaking about Nigeria’s plans during the climate change conference in Glasgow. His proposed date is 10 years behind the United Nations-approved target. The UN stipulated that the global carbon dioxide emissions would need to reach net-zero around 2050 to limit the disastrous effects of climate change. Net zero-emission means that all man-made greenhouse gas emissions must...

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ABUJA — Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment says the Federal Government has created 74,413 employment opportunities for Nigerians through the implementation of various environmental projects in the country. She disclosed this on Friday at the closing of the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE) in Abuja, explaining that, the employment opportunities are through effective collaboration of the ministry with other private sector organisations across the country. “The ministry has been able to...

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ENUGU — An ad-hoc committee on Extortion and multiple collections of levies in Enugu Urban Local Government Areas and other connected matters report propose that time are fixed for residents’ refuse disposal and its subsequent evacuation. Presenting the report at the floor of the Enugu State House of Assembly, the Committee Chairman Chinedu Nwamba, member representing Nsukka East Constituency said that after careful consideration and deliberations, the committee members came up with a resolution that...

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IKEJA — The Lagos State House of Assembly has appealed to President Muhammad Buhari to intervene in the protection of shorelines of Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ibeju Lekki, Badagry, and others in the state. The House made the appealed sequel to a motion raised by the prime mover, Hon. Noheem Adams, representing Eti-Osa Constituency 1, during plenary session in Lagos on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that ocean surge had displaced lots of lives...

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LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment. The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment...

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YOLA — Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has signed three bills into law after approval by the state House of Assembly. The bills are Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency (ADSEPA) Law, Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law and Adamawa State Limitation of Actions Law. Briefing newsmen in Yola, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Afraimu Jingi said the ADSEPA law will protect the environment from degradation. “The law is divided into five parts, with...

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GENEVA —  The number of extreme weather or climate-related disasters has increased significantly since 1970, a report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported on Wednesday. Between 2000 and 2009, there were five times as many as in the 1970s, according to the report. It noted that the number of weather-related natural disasters declined slightly during the following decade, from 2010 to 2019. More than two million people died in the approximately 11,000 natural disasters...

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