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We Must Conserve Nature In Nigeria – Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has urged environmentalists, community leaders, and other stakeholders to keep pushing for actions and legislation which will end the poor waste management reality in Nigeria.

Obaseki revealed this in commemoration of the World Environment Day marked on June 5, each year, by the United Nations and its partners.

According to him, the preservation of Nigeria’s biodiversity amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is very important.

He added that Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, incessant waste disposal, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit, so actions have to be taken to eradicate any future consequence.

His words, “On this day, it is imperative to stress the need to conserve nature and preserve the defining features of our pristine flora and fauna, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, incessant waste disposal, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit. However, we need to work collectively to stop the already accelerating biodiversity loss and preserve our environment. These efforts will not only protect humanity but avert the collapse of food and health systems.”

“We are resolute about restoring sanity to the sector to ensure we have an environment we all will be proud of, and which will outlive us.”

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Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

Obaseki holds post graduate degrees in both Finance and International Business, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, Nigeria.

Obaseki served as executive board member of several private companies including Afrinvest. He is the recipient of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) award for best performing Governor of the year in October 2019.

Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.

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