Nigeria @59: NYP held series of Activities on Climate Change


….NYP urges Youths to champion Campaign against Climate Change

Dare Lauds NYP for organising Climate Action Symposium


The Nigerian Youth Parliament has championed a campaign on climate action as part of events marking Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary in Model Primary School Garki, Abuja on Friday.

The Members of the NYP were lead to the school by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mubarak Mijiyawa alongside by his Deputy, Hon. Chioma Aja Abiam.

The school pupils were sensitised on the consequences of climate change in the environment.

Speaking on the importance of tree planting Mijinyawa said “Trees are very important in our society and can help in many ways towards refreshing our environment, currently we are facing a lot of challenges due to inadequate of such important natural plantations so for that reason we decided to be with you today to extend our campaign.
Trees seedlings will be planted here in your school and some of you will be selected to have ownership of the trees, this helped in installing the zeal to take care of the tree”
Responding, the Headmistress of the School thanked Nigerian Youth Parliament for considering the school for program and assured the team that the planted trees will taken care of.

Highlights of the event include lectures and talks by different experts and activists on climate change and 53 different varieties of tree were planted.

NYP urges Youths to champion Campaign against Climate Change..

The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. Mubarak Mijinyawa has called on Youths in the country to champion the campaign against Climate change in the community.

Mijinyawa was speaking at the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja on Saturday during a Climate Action Awareness match as part of activities marking 59th Independence Anniversary.
He said youths have vital role to play in advocating action against climate change and it’s negative consequences on humanity and the environment.


Mijinyawa said ”Youths need to take action because we form major part of our community, our locality and the world. At our own level we are advocating and calling on government and other relevant stakeholders to take action and recover our environment”

NYP members along with partners SACC Initiative, Green Hub Africa, ICCDI among others took the match from Unity Fountain carrying various placards with various inscriptions, chanting various campaign slogans on climate action.
The campaign terminated at the National Assembly.

Dare Lauds NYP for organising Climate Action Symposium…

In a related Development the Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has commended Nigerian Youth Parliament for organising a program on climate action.
Dare made the commendation while addressing participants at the Symposium on Climate Action marking 59th Independence Anniversary at Chelsea Hotel Abuja on Saturday.

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Represented by the Deputy Director Youths mobilisation, Mr. Chogudo-Ododo Aliyu Sule said ” The program is coming at the right direction and the efforts of the members should be commended for doing that will along in mitigating the negative impacts of the climate change in the environment”
He said ” Climate change has been one issue bedevilling global development in many aspects and the negative impact has caused many tensions and crisis different location.
Taking Nigeria as example Lake Chad has been affected by negative consequences of climate change because half of the basin dried up causing migration of Fulani communities to down North Central, some parts of the South East and West and has caused many clashes between herdsmen and farmers, and if action is not taken the outcome will be disastrous “

During the Symposium the Deputy Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Hon Chioma Aja Abiam moderated the the panel that comprises Founder of SACC Initiative Adesuwa Obasuyi, Amata Childara Project Lead Green Hub Africa, Seyifunmi Adebote Team Lead ICCDI and Founder of EcoWorriors Temilade Salami.
The team deliberated climate change and it’s negative consequences in the environment and stressed the need for engaging key stakeholders and government at all levels to expedite action on climate change.

The panel advocated the need forest conservation, waste management policies and programs, adopting cleaner source of energy in the country and funding research projects that have direct bearing with climate change.


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