World Environment Day: TGED, others advocate good environmental policy

The Team Lead of Triple Green Environmental Development Foundation, TGED, Oluwaseyi Ebenezer has advocated good environmental policies by government to achieve a sustainable environment.

Also, a Lecturer at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Prof. Bayo Oluduro said there’s need for human beings to avoid activities which can have negative impact on the environment.

He stated this yesterday while delivering a keynote lecture in Ado-Ekiti at a symposium to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day.

The symposium was organized by the National Environmental Standards And Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA, Ekiti State field office, an NGO Triple Green Environmental Development Foundation and the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, OGEES, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.

Speaking on the theme for this year’s Environment Day, “Only One Earth” Prof. Oluduro explained that human activities such as deforestation, pollution, use of chemicals and improper waste disposal had great impact on the environment.


According to the Professor, “in order to address the challenges facing the environment, people should embrace waste recycling, reduce the use of chemicals and avoid environmental pollution, among other measures to make the earth worthy of living”.

In another lecture, a Waste Management Expert, Dr Mrs Comfort Adeojo pointed out that “the mode of waste disposal and collection should improve as communities grow”.

Dr Adeojo expressed displeasure over indiscriminate dumping of wastes, especially in Ado-Ekiti which is the state capital, calling for “attitudinal change among the residents”.

The Coordinator of NESREA in Ekiti State, Mrs. Abosede Toroni in her welcome address, stressed the need for” human beings to always treat their environment with care as whatever they do to the environment would have effect on them”.

In a goodwill message delivered virtually, the Vice Chancellor, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Smaranda Olarinde noted that “ensuring a safer environment was paramount to the management of the Institution, hence the reason for establishing an Institute to regulate activities regarding environment”.

Also, the Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development of ABUAD, Prof. Damilola Olawuyi called on concerned authorities to collaborate in order to mitigate the effects of climate change.

At the programme, there was a plenary session where Experts including Prof. Wole Adebayo of EKSU, Dr. Oluwaseyi Akpor from ABUAD, Dr Sikiru Olowoyo, ED, Green Global Environmental Network and the Ekiti State Coordinator of NESREA, Mrs Abosede Toromini exposed the participants to acts that contribute to environmental degradation and how to do away with them.

The plenary session was moderated by the team lead of TGED Foundation, Oluwaseun Ebenezer where she stressed the important of cultivating habit of planting trees to save our environment from danger.

The symposium featured planting of tree for afforestation as part of ways of protecting the environment.

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