‘Not banning generator imports will hurt renewable energy policy’

Dr. Dorothy Bassey is the president of, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES). She spoke with VICTOR GBONEGUN on depletion of the ecosystem, the menace of plastic pollution, and the Ogoni cleanup exercise.

Environmental activists have expressed worries over the increase in depletion of the earth’s ecosystem and resources. What actions are needed to promote and enhance conservation?
The depletion of the earth’s ecosystem is a global challenge that must be tackled with a national strategy. Ecosystem inventory and tracking is the first step. I personally believe that policies that can safeguard our ecosystem must be based on data and not arbitrary because it is trending. Environmental degradation comprises air, soil, and water pollution, wildlife destruction, forestry management, and natural resources that are unsustainably extracted.

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NES VISITS NCDC; APPLAUDS HEALTH CARE WORKERS

The Nigerian Environmental Society, NES as part of her outreach programme, visited the National Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC), Lagos office to appreciate the level of works being carried out in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The NES team headed by her National President, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES), applauded the efforts of the frontline staff and most especially the health care workers across the country for their unrelenting efforts to treat and care for the sick.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki bags NES Fellowship Award

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki has been conferred with the Honorary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at the 29th Annual Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Society held in Benin, the Edo State Capital. The award is in recognition of his contributions to promoting good environmental practice and standards in the state.

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Environmental Practitioners Charged to Think Globally and Act Locally

The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva has charged environmental practitioners and stakeholders in Nigeria to think globally and act locally in addressing all the myriad of environmental issues confronting the nation. The Honourable Minister stated this while delivering a paper at the 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) in Benin Edo State, on the theme: “Narratives of The Nigerian Environmental Needs – A Holistic Approach”

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Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Calls for a Balance between Environment, Economy and Equity in Addressing Environmental Issues.

Speaking at the 29th Annual Conference of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) in Benin, Edo state, His Excellency, Chief Timipre Sylva noted that Nigeria as a nation faces an array of environmental tests which boils down to the fundamental challenge of making enlightened decisions that will place people and the planet on course for a better future.

The Honourable Minister also noted that Nigeria as a nation is faced with the daunting challenge of curtailing negative environmental impacts, including climate change impacts and therefore advocate for a holistic and pragmatic approach to the environment issues.

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NES Appeal for Support for the Passage of NIEP Bill as Prof. Lawrence I.N Ezemonye takes a bow from NES Leadership

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at its 29th Annual Conference/AGM request for support from all well-meaning stakeholders to ensure that the Bill for an Act to establish the Institute of Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria (NIEP) is passed into law in the 9th Assembly.

The Bill which was successfully passed in both Chambers during the 8th Assembly and transmitted for Presidential Assent was never declined but lapsed due to time.

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NES Gets New Executives

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) at her 29th Annual General Meeting held in Edo State on 16th November 2019, elected new national officers into her National Executive Council, with former Vice President1, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES) emerging as the new and first female National President of Nigeria’s foremost environmental body.

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