EN­VI­RON­MENT Group vis­its Nyanya bomb vic­tims to mark Earth Day

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - By Chidimma C: Okeke

The Nige­rian En­vi­ron­men­tal So­ci­ety (NES), yes­ter­day, paid a sol­i­dar­ity visit to the Na­tional Hospi­tal in Abuja to con­dole with vic­tims of the Nyanya bomb blast that took place Mon­day, April 14 2014.

About 78 people were said to have lost their lives and over 200 in­jured hos­pi­talised.

The na­tional pres­i­dent of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Engr. Olu An­dah Wai-Ogosu, said the visit was to ex­press sym­pa­thy and of­fer words of en­cour­age­ment to the vic­tims.

The visit, which took place on the Earth Day, a day de­clared to keep the en­vi­ron­ment healthy and sus­tain­able, saw the mem­bers of the group donat­ing an undis­closed amount of money to help take care of the vic­tims.

Wai-Ogosu fa­cil­i­tated with fam­i­lies of those who lost their loved ones and joined other well mean­ing Nige­ri­ans to con­demn ter­ror­ism and wan­ton de­struc­tion of in­no­cent lives and prop­er­ties.

He called on all Nige­ri­ans to join hands with the federal govern­ment in the fight against ter­ror­ism.

Speak­ing on the Earth Day, Wai-Ogosu said the group com­mem­o­rated World Earth Day, a global event that is cel­e­brated ev­ery 22nd day of April.

He noted that the theme for this year is ‘Green Cities’ which pro­motes liv­abil­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity of cities.

He said there was need to check on the way we use our en­ergy, call­ing for a re­duc­tion on our de­pen­dence on brown econ­omy (oil and gas).

Ac­cord­ing to Wai-Ogosu, Nige­rian En­vi­ron­men­tal So­ci­ety is amongst the priv­i­leged pro­fes­sional bod­ies that are par­tic­i­pat­ing at the on­go­ing Na­tional Con­fer­ence whose as­pi­ra­tion is for the con­fer­ence to chart a new course for the ex­is­tence of ev­ery group in Nigeria, to pro­mote and sus­tain the growth of the na­tion in all its ram­i­fi­ca­tions.

Speak­ing ear­lier, Dr Gaf Mo­moh, Di­rec­tor Clin­i­cal Ser­vices, Na­tional Hospi­tal who re­ceived the group on be­half of the Chief Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor, Prof. Bello Shehu, com­mended the group for its sup­port.

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