FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
Monday, 9th October 2023
SALAKO ASSURES NCF OF GOVRNMENT’S SUPPORT IN NATURE CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABILITY
The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako has assured the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) that his ministry would partner with the foundation for the promotion of nature conservation, natural and environmental resource management and sustainability development issues in Nigeria.
The Minister disclosed this when the foundation led by the Director General, Dr. Joseph David Onoja paid him an official working visit to the ministry on Monday, 9th October, 2023 in Abuja.
Salako further stated that the issue of Coastal-Erosion along Lekki-Epe axis and other areas along coastal states would soon be resolved as his ministry and other coastal states and the foundation would team up in tackling the erosion.
He pointed out that coastal erosion is a major challenge to the ministry and has been identified as one of the key priority areas that need effective collaboration between the Federal, States in the coastal areas and the Foundation.
The Minister urged the Foundation to do a lot of public environmental awareness and sensitization on forest conservation.
Earlier, the Director General, Nigerian Conservation foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja disclosed that the Foundation is the birdlife international Partner in Nigeria, an Association of World Wide Fund Formation (WWF) and a member of the World Conservation Union (WCU) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Onoja revealed that the Foundation forged effective and enduring mutually beneficial partnership with Federal Ministry of Environment and other relevant Ministerial and Extra Ministerial Department, (MDAs) and other relevant stakeholders to enhance the preservative of Nigerians’ unique biodiversity, boost livelihood and inspire sustainable; lifestyle for the benefit of humans, nature and Nigeria.
NCF congratulated the Minister for his well-deserved appointment to be part of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Renewed Hope Administration.
Head, Press and Public Relations Unit