Anambra State Coordinator of African Cleanup Initiave, Funmilayo Adeniyi, has described the state Ministry of Environment as progressive in creating clean, green and sustainable Anambra environment.
She made the remark at a tree planting exercise organised by the Anambra State Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with environmental NGOs – African Cleanup Initiave and Alliance for Progressive and Sustainable Environment, along erosion-prone areas around Ekwueme square in Awka; in commemoration of the 2023 International Youth Day celebration held on 14th August.
On the theme of the celebration, “Green skills for youths”, Adeniyi, a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Management, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, said there is no other better green skill for the youths than planting trees for the future; to save the earth.
She commended the state Commissioner for Environment, Engineer Felix Odimegwu for providing the trees planted, as well as other efforts of the ministry aimed at achieving clean, green and sustainable environment, as espoused by the Soludo administration.
She said that Anambra is the most erosion-prone state in Nigeria, and called for all hands to join in addressing the environmental challenge; by planting trees and or becoming a volunteer.
Africa Clean Up Initiave is an environmental NGO based in Lagos and founded by Dr. Alex Ahkigbe, with the purpose of raising environmentally-responsible citizens that, among other things, help in planting of trees, as well as organizing community clean up and sensitisation programmes.
The state Coordinator can be reached on: +2348154030827