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Lagos launches environmental bees club for COVID-19 challenges

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[FILES] Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-olu. Photo; TWITTER/JOKESANWOOLU


The Lagos State Government, yesterday, launched environmental bees club and training manual to check uncoordinated environmental education.

The launching, performed by the wife of the governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, was in consonance with the international celebration of Environmental Education Day.

Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu said there should be a sustainable environmental education with the involvement of the younger generation, including students.

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She said that this could only serve as a panacea to the yearnings for greener environment through attitudinal change and self-monitoring approach.

The first lady urged the students to become agents of positive change of the environmental consciousness.

“With the formal launch, students who are hope of the future are adequately updated and equipped with the skills and information to transform the environment into a greener one for the benefits of all,” she said.

She described the launch, which also featured the unveiling of an EBC training manual as a brilliant collaborative initiative, aimed at tackling environmental challenges that promote a sustainable environment.

Earlier, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, said the emergence of environmental bees club in state’s schools signalled a giant stride in enriching knowledge and the need to inculcate in the children the global agenda of sustainable environment.

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According to him, the unveiling of the club is a milestone made possible by the support of the governor and his wife, stressing that it marked a new dimension to complete eradication of all environmental nuisances.

He said the environmental education was geared towards developing a populace that is aware and concerned about the environment and its associated problems.

The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, said that the care for the environment could be achieved through knowledge acquisition, attitudinal change and development of individuals capable of taking actions on environmental issues towards achieving a sustainable environment.

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