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”
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.
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.
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.