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General News of Monday, 6 June 2022

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Be part of Lagos development agenda - Sanwo-Olu tells residents

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the sustainability of the environment is among the most pressing issues in the world today.

Sanwo-Olu, who spoke during the 2022 World Environment Day finale held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos, said the earth faces triple planetary emergencies namely climate change, loss of biodiversity and environmental pollution.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Dr Omolaji Gaji, the governor said the impact of the challenges has negatively made the achievements of Sustainable Development Goals less successful.

According to a statement signed on Sunday by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Kunle Adeshina, the governor added that there is an urgent need for everyone to live sustainably with nature for the benefit of mankind.

“With nature in emergency mode, the #OnlyOneEarth campaign for World Environment Day 2022, wants us to celebrate the planet through collective environmental action,” he said.

The governor said no matter the economic status, residents must be part of the Lagos State Development Agenda by getting involved, adding that it is an opportunity given to all to think about nature which offers supply, shelter and ecosystem restoration. 

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