Group wants solution to Nigeria’s environmental degradation
WORRIED by the increasing cases of environmental degradation in the country, members of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), have urged stakeholders to adhere strictly to the international conventions on protection of environment.
The group converged at the City Global Hotels in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on a weeklong activity marking its 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the summit were the National President of the NES, Olu Andah Wai –Ogosu, an engineer, Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESTRA), Dr. Lawrence Anukam; Director, Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr. Mordecai D B. Ladan; represented by the Owerri Zonal Operations Controller of the agency, Andy Akpamgbo.
Others are Prof. Gideon C Opkokwasili of the University of Port Harcourt; Dr. George U. Njoku, based in Dallas, Texas, the United States; Prof. Jude Ogbulie of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), among others.
NES President, Wai- Ogosu, noted that the society had strived to make its impact on the protection of the environment and that far reaching achievements had been recorded under his tenure including the bill presented to the National assembly on the ways and issues bothering on the protection of Nigerian environment, regretting that it had been delayed.
The NES boss urged the incoming executive members to pursue the course and maintain and surpassing the standard set in motion by his administration.
He urging the governments at all levels to adhere to the international conventions on protective matters.
Speaking on Environmental Problems in Nigeria and Sustainable Development, NESTRA DG, Dr. Lawrence Anukam, said a lot of lands in Jos, Plateau State have been rendered unusable.