FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
SALAKO SOLICITS NBA’s SUPPORT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The Hon. Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako has solicited the support of the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA), in the area of regulations to ensure Environmental sustainability and proper implementation and enforcement of Environmental laws.
The Minister stated this when the members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilaro Branch, Ogun State (Yewa Bar) led by its Chairman, Chief Israel Oluwatowo Talabi paid a courtesy visit to him recently in his office in Abuja.
The Minister expressed his appreciation to the Association and assured them that the issue of pollution, flooding, erosion and other environmental challenges confronting the people of Yewa area would be addressed.
The Minister further assured the members of the Association that his ministry will continue to collaborate with it to move the environment sector forward so as to achieve the mandate of Mr. President’s renewed hope in the environment sector.
Earlier, the Chairman, Ilaro Branch, Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Israel Oluwatowo Talabi, said their purpose of visit was to congratulate, identify, associate with the Minister on his recent appointment as the Minister of Environment.
Barr. Israel appealed to the Minister for his immediate intervention for the Yewa people on the challenges of pollution due to mining activities and erosion facing the area.
In another development, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako in a live interview by TVC television station disclosed that the challenges envisaged from the opening of Lagdo dam from Cameroon, is not as acute as predicted in Nigeria.
The authority from Cameroon has communicated to Nigeria that the release of the water has been stopped.
The Minister however added that the challenges of flood is not yet over because some part of the country is still experiencing torrential rainfall which can cause flash flood, river over flow, while those in river bank can also experience flooding.
Head, Press and Public Relations Unit