Climate Change Effects More Dangerous Than COVID-19
Climate change, if not addressed, will make COVID-19 pandemic a child’s play, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has warned.
He stated that COVID-19 can only kill humans, but climate change can kill humans and their environments.
Abubakar, who spoke during a tour of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos, called on Nigerians to give adequate attention to mitigation of climate change effects, adding that the administration was committed to planting 25 million trees yearly to mitigate the effects of climate change.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was committed to raising Nigeria’s biodiversity ranking through increased forestation and other strategies.
He said the kick-off of the government’s Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project in Ogoni, Rivers State, and erosion control projects across the nation, showed the country’s seriousness in environmental protection.
The minister said the Federal Government has an environment master plan, which is reviewed regularly to meet climate and environment realities.
He said the ministry had concluded a national policy on plastic that would be presented to the Federal Executive Council.
NCF’s Director-General, Dr Muntari Aminu-Kano described the minister’s appointment as putting a square peg in a square hole.
“This is one of the few times we have had an environmentalist appointed as the environment minister,” Aminu-Kanu said.
He lauded the minister’s efforts in environmental protection, and pledged the support of NCF in protecting the country’s environment.
RECEIVING OF 700 FACE MASK DONATED BY THE GLOBAL LEGISLATORS ORGANIZATION FOR BALANCED ENVIRONMENT
The Hon. Minister of Environment Dr. Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar represented by the Director (HRM) Daniang Peter today received 700 face mask donated by the Global Legislators Organization for Balanced Environment at the Ministry HQ Mabushi. Also at the event to receive the mask was the Director (PRS) Dr. Bolatito Obisesan
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT DONATES ESSENTIAL MATERIALS TO KADUNA STATE GOVERNMENT AS HE FLAGS OFF DECONTAMINATION AND DISINFECTION EXERCISE
Honourable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar and His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai