Call On Citizens to support his fight against environmental degradation
The World Environmental Day is the United Nation’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment, a day set aside to x-ray environmental activities around the World and further encourage people’s participation in preventing degradation and the Niger Delta fragile environment; Akuku-Toru Local Government Area won’t be an exception in the commemoration of the 2019 World Environment Day.
World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June is an initiative that the United Nations’ launched in an attempt to effectively combat problems of environmental degradation. Every year, the UN marks a different focus to commemorate the Day, as means of improving the welfare of human existence, provide healthy habitations for organisms and sustain its environmental culture.
However, as a Government, we promised to tackle amongst others, environmental issues on the basis of changing the narratives about our people, redefining our seashore for tourism, engineer an habitable environment for aquatic organisms for healthy reproduction and growths, takeoff debris from our channels system and drainage basin in other to avoid water hostage, erosion and flooding, et al. Hence, this necessitated our drive to construct a better habitat for Akulgans.
Afroz Shaz, a renown environmentalist in his postulate opined, “Governments have an important role in tackling environmental issues, but real power lies in the hands of individuals.” We have put in immense efforts in our fight against environmental degradation as a Government; Employed over two hundred (200) man power to site, provided specific dumb sites in strategic areas for sewage disposal and open trucks that loads deposit debris along the streets on daily basis for proper waste management, etc.
From Afroz orientation, we believe that citizens will cooperate with us, apprehend this rare opportunity and support us in the fight against environmental injustice in making our towns, villages, compounds and residence a better place to inhale fresh and healthy breath, allow aquatic and other friendly organisms to grow healthily.
You would recall that in our 2018 international literacy Day celebration, we invited renown environmental professionals in likes of Dr. Oku B. Hyginus, an associate professor in the department of Geography and Environmental studies, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Comrade Daniel Williams Dasimaka the Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, Dr. Lukman Essien and others to champion a four (4) man panel of discuss tagged : ” Creating wealth from your environment, using Akulga as a case study. We are determined in making our environment a place to create wealth.
However, they join other international communities to celebrate the 2019 World Environment Day with the hope that citizens have enormous power in bringing about climate action.
According to the chairman, He will cease this medium and equally use the rostrum to call on their people in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area for partnership, as law abiding citizens, to encourage efforts in tackling environmental issues, support their vision in revitalizing the ecosystem and seashore for tourist attraction and assist their policies on Environment by obeying instructions from young men and women who are out there on a daily basis to ensure we have a better, conducive and healthy environment for the habitation of man and other organisms.
It is really quite tasking but in the spirit of togetherness, we will collectively conquer the menace called Environmental degradation.
Hon. Rowland Sekibo,
Executive Chairman, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.