By Ikeugonna Eleke
Experts in the field of environmental management have decried the use of fossil fuel, poor waste management, and deforestation among others, saying it increases the effect of global warming in the country
Dr. Ngozi Joe-Ikechebelu, an expert environmentalist and member of the Nigerian Working Group of Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (NWG-CCGHR), gave the warning during a working visit of her group to the Vice-Chancellor, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Anambra State, Prof Greg Nwakobi.
Joe-Ikechebelu while highlighting the devastating effect of the climate change in the Eastern part of Nigeria, said use of fossil fuel, poor waste management and deforestation had very dangerous effect on the environment.
She called on individuals, communities, civil society organizations and governments to implement approaches that could promote a low carbon, high growth, climate-resilient path for national sustainable development.
‘Our group is committed to coordinating efforts to ensure that Canada-supported health researchers contribute to the strengthening of national health research systems in low and middle-income countries (LMICs),’ she said.
Prof Nwakoby while reacting, commended the group for their efforts in saving the environment and assured them of his collaboration and support.