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EnviroNews, others to get awards


Goni Ahmed, Director-General of the Great Green Wall Agency

An online environment and development magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, along with several others organisations and individuals, will be honoured during the 8th Environment Outreach Magazine Public Lecture and Environment Awards ceremony in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The “2017 Environmental Awards” honour individuals and corporate bodies that have distinguished themselves in various fields of environmental management. The Environmental Awards include Environmental Stewardship Award, Environmental Legislative Excellence Award, Environmental Awareness Creation Award, Environmental Media Excellence Award, Environmental Protection and Support Award, Environmental Governance Award, and Community Development and Nature Conservation Award.

EnviroNews Nigeria will receive the “2017 Environmental Media Excellence Award”. According to the host of the event and Publisher of the Environment Outreach Magazine, Chief Noble Akenge, the theme of this year’s lecture is “Nigeria’s Depleting Forests and Its Implication for Forest Resources and Climate Change”.


The lecture, would be delivered by the eminent sustainable development expert, Professor Hilary Inyang, former Vice Chancellor, Botswana University of Science and Technology, Papalye, as well as President/CEO of Global Education and Infrastructure Services (GEISE). The Conservator-General of the Federation, Mallam Ibrahim Musa Goni, is to chair the occasion while Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State is expected as special guest of honour.

Other guests include Mr. John Odey, former Minister of Environment; Professor Steve Azaiki, President of the World Environmental Foundation for Africa and the International Society for Comparative Education, Science and Technology (ISCEST), Nigeria; Goni Ahmed, Director-General of the Great Green Wall Agency.
They include Samuel Onuigbo, Chairman, House of Representative Committee on Climate Change and Obinna Chidoka, Chairman, House of Reps Committee on Environment and Ecology.

Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi, CEO of LUFASI Park, Lekki, Lagos; and Barrister Iniruo Wills, former Commissioner for Environment, Bayelsa State.

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