Climate Change Awareness Campaign in Nigeria

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) on September 24th 2021 carried out a climate change awareness campaign across the states of the federation to sensitize the public and create awareness on the impacts of climate change on the environment and society.

Several activities such as Nigeria Climate Awareness March, visits to environmental hot-spots, tree planting, and presentations on environmental concerns, were carried out to mark the event by various chapters of the society.

In Lagos state, the Nigeria Climate Awareness March took place at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa with several Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) participating. Climate Change awareness talks were delivered by the National President of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) Dr. Dorothy Bassey (fnes), and a former Executive Secretary of NES/Executive Director Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADev), Mr. Leslie Adogame. Other NGOs that participated in the Lagos Climate Awareness March include Urban Tree Revival, Rees Africa, GreenWithGreen and Mean Greenie

Climate  Awareness March in Lagos State, Nigeria

National President Dr. Dorothy Bassey fnes (2nd from right) Leading the Climate Change Awareness March in Lagos State, Nigeria

In Kano State, the Climate Awareness March started at State Road and terminated at the state ministry of environment at Audu Bako Secretariat with a meeting with the Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Kabiru Gesto. During the walk, speeches were delivered by the Chairman of Kano State chapter of NES, Engr. Bashir Inuwa (Mnes), Malam Umar Anka (fnes) and Hajiya Allawiyya Baba at different stop points to enlighten the public on the dangers of some of their actions and the effects of Climate change on environment and society. Highlights of the event was a tree planting exercise.

Climate Awareness March in Kano State, Nigeria

Sensitization during the Climate Awareness March in Kano State, Nigeria

Tree Planting to Mark the Climate Awareness March in Kano

In Enugu State, the Climate awareness March commenced with a visit to the New Permanent Dumpsite at Ugwuonyeama, were the team observed several environmental concerns at the waste dumpsite. Thereafter, the march proceeded from the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium with stop points to educate the public on the need to fight against climate change, and terminated at the Enugu State House of Assembly with presentation of environmental concerns to the Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources and Environmental Management.

Climate  Awareness March in Enugu State, Nigeria

Climate  Awareness March Train in Enugu State, Nigeria

The Message is clear “Take Climate Action Now”

Chairman of NES Enugu Chapter, Dr. Mrs. Ebere Udeh (Mnes) during the public sensitization at the Climate Awareness March

Climate Awareness Walk in Enugu State, Nigeria

Climate Change is Our Business, we must Save the Earth

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NES Flags off Mentorship Programme

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.

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NES Honours Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, FNES

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) has honoured the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and fellow of the society, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, FNES, with the Global Leadership Award. In his reaction, the former president expressed joy to have reconnected with the society for which he has been a member for many years. He thanked NES for the honour of the Global Leadership Award and commended the society, led by the National President, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES), for its patriotism and commitment to the cause of protecting and showing love to the environment.

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NES inaugurates new chapter

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) has inaugurated a new chapter of the society in Awka, Anambra state, Nigeria. The event which marked another milestone in the history of the society also witnessed the swearing-in of the first executives of the new chapter which has Dr. Odili Ojukwu as the chapter chairman.
The inauguration ceremony which was performed by the National President of the Society, Dr. Dorothy Bassey (FNES), had other national officers in attendance, including the 1st National President, Prof. John Onwuteaka (FNES), National Secretary Dr. John Akpan Harry (MNES), and Councilor, Dr. Leonard Mgbeahuruike (MNES). Other personalities in attendance were the chapter chairmen of Enugu and Imo states, Dr. Ebere Udeh (MNES) and Dr. Dike Martins (MNES).

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World Recycling Day: Environmentalists condemn practices that worsen climate change

Some environmentalists on Thursday warned Nigerians to do away with culture that seems to worsen climate change.

The environment experts spoke on Thursday in Lagos on the side line of the event to mark the 2021 Global Recycling Day in Lagos State.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES).

The experts noted that improper waste disposal, deforestation and gas emission; caused extreme climate change that exposed life to the vagaries of nature.

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Flood: Environmentalist cautions Lagos residents against reckless dumping of waste

An environmentalist, and National President, Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) Dr Dorathy Bassey, on Wednesday cautioned Lagos residents against reckless dumping of waste on the streets, as it could increase flooding.

Bassey spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos ahead of the Global Recycling Day to arouse public consciousness on waste recycling and management to improve human habitat.

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‘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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