By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Junior Chamber International (JCI), raised concern over the impact of global warming as the world inches towards the line of industrialization.
Ahead of September, 13, 2018 World Cleanup Day Celebrations, President of JCI, Benin Metropolitan, Amb. Bevy Efe Kpohraror, tasked active Citizens in Nigeria on environmental safety.
At the one-Day sensitization workshop organised by the group, yesterdday in Benin City, Kpohraror, charged Stakeholders to change their mindset in order to preserve nature.
“We should change of mindset. We know the attitude of the government. Besides, we must play our roles towards a clean society.
“We are the greatest contributors of waste in our City centre. Although often we tend to blame it on the government”, he said.
Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, blamed the alleged misplacement of societal values on improper waste management in the Country.
The governor who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Environment, Dr. Felix Iyalomhe, assured that the government was determined to make the State not only clean in line with global practices.
Earlier in his presentation, JCI Senator and public Affairs commentator, Tony Abolo, called on the coalition of the willing particularly active citizens and the government to show commitment in protecting the environment.
“We seem to be losing the way. While you are losing the way, nature does not wait when the did is done. Remember, the world is global.
“We must live well with nature rather than destroying nature. We must ask ourselves what we must do be safe”, he said.
Members of the organized sector, Civil society organizations, representative of Edo State government and eco television volunteers and the Media attended the event which afforded active citizens to brainstorm and compare notes on the road map towards a clean society.