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What An Environmental Expert Said On Global Warming

Posted: Jun 4, 2015 at 12:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Anthonia Soyingbe, Lagos

AN environmental expert and Chief Executive Officer of Mfon Edet Eductional Foundation, Mfon Edet, has called on Nigerians to refrain from activities that may cause global warming.

Edet stated this in Lagos on Thursday June 4, 2015 while carrying out an awareness campaign as part of activities to mark the United Nations Enviromental Day, which holds every June 5.

Some selected schools in Okota Area of Lagos participated in the campaign.

According to Edet, activities such as uncontrolled bush burning, indiscriminate use of generators, candle lanterns and vehicular emissions contribute to global warming.

“It is important for Nigerians to be aware of the critical challenges posed to the environment by global warming activities, there is a need to enlightened younger ones especially young children who can help sensitise the adult about the effect of dumping waste in drainages and gutters resulting to environmental depledation among others,” she said.

Edet, who stated that she embarked on the campaign due to her passion for a pollution-free Nigeria added that Nigeria can be free from gaseous substances that are harmful if all Nigerians can do the needful.

“There is the need for us to be aware and enlightened about effect of polluting their environment with waste especially waste that can hardly decomposed which usually block drainage system whenever it rains making our road unplyable by vehicles and also other environmental hazards.”

Continuing, resource person at the sensitisation campaign, Nwachukwu Eze Ajah, while presenting a paper on ‘World Evironmental Day as a veritable tool to entrepreneurship’, said that some graduates and job seekers could eke a living from the venture if they can fashion out an idea to recycle products like nylon, pet bottles to mention a few.

It’s all about creativity, providing solution to a problem will make one stand out, he added.

Ajah stressed that Nigerian youths should seek opportunities by investing in our environment, the idea will be transformed into wealth, if they attempt.

“Our graduates prefer carrying their certificate to chase white collar jobs that are no longer available, they should look beyond their certificate and create business for themselves, waste management is another venture,” he stated.