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