By Alafin Mary
Kogi State Government has re-affirmed its commitment to finding ways of mitigation climate change impact on its environment
The Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Victor Adewale Omofaiye made this commitment during the celebration of 2020 World Environment Day tagged “Celebrate Biodiversity”
Hon. Omofaiye noted that, climate change has become a major challenge globally and that the effect are more devastating.
Chief Omofaiye observed that, the celebration is aimed at spreading awareness amongst common people about the issue of their environment, as well as encouraging them to become an active agent of developing environmental safety measures.
The Commissioner said that, the emergence of Covid-19 pandemic has casted yet another hash light on the crisis affecting biodiversity, Yet, both the plants and diversity of living organism interact.
He disclosed that the Ministry and its agencies have been in the front line in protecting the environment against human abuse.
He further explained that, they have enjoyed great supports from both the federal and state government as well as the NGOs over the years in the enforcement of compliance to environmental policies.
According to the Honourable Commissioner, there has been divers programs in the ministry which includes: Tree Planting, Ecological Projects through NEWMAP, campaigns of various of various kind against bush burning and indiscriminate cutting of trees, all in a bid to preserve biodiversity.
The highlight of the event , was the distribution of over one thousand (1000) Eco-friendly cooking stoves which cuts across the 21 local government of the State.
The Commissioner said that, the purpose of the stoves is to discourage the utilization of the forest produce Fossil fuel for energy products at domestic level.