The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is on the verge of recycling disused polymer banknotes into flower pots and other environmentally-friendly uses as well as ensure the disposal of its electronic-waste (e-waste) in an environmentally-sound manner. The CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who spoke in Abuja, Tuesday at an event to mark this year’s World Environment Day with the theme: “Beat Plastic Pollution”, observed that this year’s topic galvanises the entire world to take action to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on biodiversity and human health. He admonished the bank’s personnel to shift emphasis from consuming table water in plastic bottles to drinking from the well- treated water dispensers littering the entire headquarters complex as a way of preserving the environ
Aviation stakeholders have expressed their commitment to urgently address plastic pollution caused by the industry in the country. According to them, the industry contributes significantly to plastic pollution, as airlines operating in the country still serve meals to over 12 million passengers annually with disposable plastic plates, bottles and trays, leaving behind millions of plastic waste. At an event to commemorate the 2018 World Environment Day in Lagos on Tuesday, the stakeholders noted that there must be a commitment to abstain from the act in a bid to reduce the country’s plastic footprint. The programme was organised by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, with the theme, ‘Beat plastic pollution’. The keynote speaker, Babajide Alo, an environmental consultant, sai
On the 5th of June, the world once again commemorates the World Environment Day. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness for environmental issues, global warming, wildlife and pollution, encouraging global action to protect planet, and take ownership of their environment. This year’s theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” draws attention to the volume of environmental challenges generated by plastic waste. Plastic Pollution involves the accumulation of plastic products in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat and humans; hence the theme urges all the stakeholders-producers and consumers, as well as policy makers to jointly explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production and excessive use of plastics, polluting our
Chevron Nigeria Limited, the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum and CNL, says it will remain an active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment. The CNL stated this in a statement to commemorate the World Environment Day held annually on June 5. This year’s theme of the WED, ‘Beat plastic pollution’, urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together in exploring sustainable alternatives to urgently reducing the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting the oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health. The Managing Director, CNL, Jeff Ewing, stated that the company was happy to be part of the solution to global environmental issues.
The Lagos State Government has made some changes to the Cleaner Lagos Initiative. According to the government, the changes are part of the integrated response to the problems of waste management in Lagos, adding that to achieve the goal of a cleaner and environmentally sustainable state, attention must be paid to all touchpoints of the waste management process. It noted that the initiative had pooled together several agencies across the value chain with the aim of delivering a safe and sustainable environment for residents. In a statement made available to our correspondent, the government said under the CLI and with the recent changes, community sweeping would henceforth be supervised by the Ministry of the Environment, while mechanised street sweeping would be managed by three priv...
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria and other stakeholders in environmental management have inaugurated Nigeria’s first National Mirror Committee and Technical Committee on ISO PC 305 and ISO PC 318 on sustainable non-sewer sanitation system and community-scale resource-oriented sanitation treatment system. The Director-General, SON, Osita Aboloma, said the ISO PC 305 was established by the Technical Management Board resolution of May 2016 to provide a standard solution to the issue of a sustainable and affordable sanitation that would alleviate the problem of open defecation in the country. Aboloma, who was represented by Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu at the inauguration, said the ISO PC 318 community-scale resource-oriented sanitation treatment systems had just been formed. He noted
Nasarawa State Government has engaged more than 1,500 youths to guard against illegal felling of trees and other activities that can deplete the state’s forest resources. Mr Gabriel Aka’aka, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources made the announcement at a news conference in Lafia on Wednesday. Aka’aka said the move was part of the state government’s effort toward implementing World Bank-assisted programme on Reducing Emission Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in the state. He explained that REDD+ programme was aimed at reducing greenhouse emission and mitigating the effects of climate change. According to him, the project will check depletion of forest resources through afforestation and sustain existing forest reserves. He said it would go a lon
In line with the global initiative to combat climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has raised concerns about carbon emissions from ships and other sources in the maritime sector and has convened a forum to tackle the issue. Speaking at a one-day stakeholders’ forum on marine pollution annex VI and other emerging issues on climate change, the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, stated that stakeholders were concerned about the carbon footprints of Nigeria and had a desire to address the problem and improve the condition as well as the living standards of the people already threatened by the impact of climate change. He said, “In recognition of the intense focus climate change is receiving with
The newly formed Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, formerly known as the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), has disclosed t hat its top priority as it begins operation will be to ensure that environmental infractions become a thing of the past in the state. The Executive Secretary of LAGESC, Mrs. Idowu Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference to intimate the people about the activities of the new Corps. She also stated that LAGESC will make sure that the environment is kept clean at all times in line with the mandate of Cleaner Lagos Initiative. She assured that henceforth, LAGESC will prevent market women and traders generally from displaying their wares on the road.Mohammed said the corps would now be used to police the highways to ensure that people did no