The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) on 24th June 2021 launched her mentorship Programme to provide young professionals with opportunities to learn leadership and career skills. The mentorship programme was launched in River State with the Rivers State chapter of NES as the pilot project. The event was flagged off by the National Vice President (VP1), Prof. John Onwuteka (FNES), on behalf of the National President, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (fnes). Prof. Onwuteka noted that the mentorship programme is one of the numerous programmes designed by the Society to promote professional development and environmental sustainability. He charged the River State chapter to take advantage of the pilot programme and be a leading light to other chapters.

According to the Director of the NES mentorship programme, Dr. Ibitoroko George-Opuda (fnes), the programme will among other benefits, help the mentees to learn more about NES, network with leaders and peers, improve communication, foster professional development, promote best practice and continuous improvement among professionals and members of the Nigerian Environmental Society.

The event which took place at the National Oil Spill Detection and Regulatory Agency (NOSDRA) hall, Port Harcourt, had about 150 participants including NES National Councilor, Mr. Adewale Adeyemi (MNES), Rivers State Chapter Chairman, Dr. Kingsley Nwogbidi (MNES) and members of the Rivers State chapter.