World Environment Day: CEPEJ BOSS TAKES TREE PLANTING, PALLIATIVES TO FCT COMMUNITY - Living Environment

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World Environment Day: CEPEJ BOSS TAKES TREE PLANTING, PALLIATIVES TO FCT COMMUNITY






By Ada Achanya

The National Coordinator of Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Cmdr Sheriff Mulade has said  proper protection of the environment  will help to prevent further spread of covid-19.

He made this known to journalists Friday, June 5, 2020, at Byazhin community of Bwari local government area of Abuja.

CEPEJ in partnership with UN Environment, Ministry of Environment,  National Orientation Agency, Abuja Environmental Protection Board and Give food Ng, they sensitised the people on proper protection of the environment by planting eatable trees according to President Buhari's vision  to  celebrate 2020 World Environment Day and to prevent further spread of Covid-19.

This year's WED host countries is Colombia in partnership with Germany with the Theme: Biodiversity Time for Nature. A focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that support life on earth and human development.

The purpose of the visit is to notify the chief of the community, chief Suleiman Kaura of what the Organization is doing  in reaching out to masses this season of hardship and Covid 19, by presenting palliative to reduce hunger, hand sanitizer and  facemask according to NCDC law to prevent further spread of this pandemic.

Cmdr Sheriff further urged the people to clean their drainages for them to be safe,  planting of trees to mitigate climate change and also  the government should encourage people and do the needful through the Ministry of Environment by sensitising her citizens on the need to protect the environment.

Also, the representative of AEPB, Eyegbaghanren Imole Tina from Environmental Health and Safety Department said, Nigerians should imbibe the culture of cleanliness,  ways to manage and disposed waste. 

The health officer further said Abuja residents should wake up to their responsibilities by managing their waste, "saying is what you give to the environment that the environment gives back to you".

Responding to the visit, the Chief of Byazhin village, chief Suleiman Kaura applauded the kind gestures of the organization and he assured them that his community will abey NCDC law. Further more, they will imbibe to the culture of cleanliness, protection of the environment and to keep their drainages clean.

 

Finally cmdr Sheriff said , if nature is not balance there is bound to  be issues which always result to illness and diseases.

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