NCF plans forum on environmental issues
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation says it plans to hold talks on issues about the environment.
According to the foundation, the Chief S.L. edu Memorial Lecture, an annual event, is organised by the NCF in collaboration with the S.L. edu Family with the support of Chevron Nigeria Limited, and is aimed at bringing environmental issues to the fore of national discourse while articulating solutions.
The NCF said the 17th edition of the lecture would hold in Lagos on January 17.
In a statement signed by its Director General, Dr Muhtari Aminu-kano, the NCF said this year’s lecture with the theme, ‘A quiet revolution – Faith and the environment’, would be delivered by the Secretary General, Alliance of Religions and Conservation, United Kingdom, Martin Palmer.
he said, “Speakers from diverse backgrounds, ranging from academic, conservation, government, corporates and more, have delivered lectures on environmental conservation, policies and other topical issues.
“Some of the topics and guest speakers in its 17-year history include ‘environmental management: Imperatives in Africa’s sustainable development’ by Prof. Charles Okidi of the University of Kenya; ‘environmental policy and performance: A sustainable development agenda for Nigeria’ by the former head of interim government in Nigeria, Chief ernest Shonekan; and ‘Decline of vultures: Consequences of human health and the economy’ by the former Minister of environment, and current Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, among others.”
he stated that the event would also be used to award scholarship grants to two PHD students in the field of environmental sciences in universities across the country.
“The grant, sponsored by Chevron, is to encourage the students to undertake