Lagos Schools Join Climate Change Efforts

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The managing director, Nigerite Limited, Jean Luc-Viatour, has called on government and academics to partner in the campaign to initiate support and implement ideas that hold the key to the future of the children.

Luc-Viatour gave this charge while addressing students and other stakeholders in the education sector at the grand finale and prize-giving day for Lagos Green Schools Essay Competition held in Lagos State.

He pointed out that as leaders of tomorrow, the students must understand at an early age the giant strides being taken to combat the effects of global warming in order to protect our future.

“The youth must understand that in their own way, they too can join the fight against the devastating effects of global warming. We must all ask ourselves the question: What can I do today to save the planet? We must all examine our mindsets and hope that this small gathering of great minds will start to adopt good attitudes to sustainability,” he said.

Also speaking, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who was represented by Risikat Akinyode expressed her delight to the organisers of the essay competition which she perceived as their modest contribution toward raising awareness of the youth on the need to protect the earth and also enlightened them on the issues that surround climate change and its effects.

On his part, Mr Toyin Gbede, Marketing Director, Nigerite Limited stated that the responsibility to save the earth and its inhabitants should be the concern of everyone, from the government to the governed, saying: “The planet earth belongs to everybody and that was why the UN had championed the issue of sustainable living through care for the environment to ensure a better tomorrow.”

According to him, everyone is challenged by the enviable stride the Lagos State government in raising awareness on the importance of sustainable living through various programmes such as beatification of Lagos and the establishment of Climate Change club in schools in Lagos State.”

In : Lagos