FG, World Bank brainstorm on climate change mitigation
Posted by News Express | 14 February 2017 | 1,960 times
Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril.
The Nigerian government at all levels has been challenged to provide the necessary political direction and the will, to address the menace of the Greenhouse Gas Emission and its effects staring at the nation in the face.
This challenge was given in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at a one day climate change knowledge immersion workshop attended by participants from different part of the country.
The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, and the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has promised concrete actions by the Federal Government and Ogun state towards tackling the menace.
The Ogun State Governor, while giving his speech at the one-day workshop challenged industries operating in the state to adopt best practices to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emission.
On his part, the Minister of State for Environment stated that “climate change remains the defining challenge of our time, its effects and threats continue to stare us in the face, the gully erosion in the east and the desert encroachment in the North with its attendant negative effect on food production among other things.”
Directors and commissioners of environment from different parts of the state, other stakeholders were part of the ongoing conversations while calling for urgent actions among nations of the world.
However, the World Bank Group Practicing Manager, Mr Benoit Bosquet, said that the continent of Africa will be more vulnerable with more deaths and decrease in agricultural production.