By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Federal Government has been urged to ban the importation of gasoline generators, to reduce the nation’s share of global carbon emissions which is fueling climate change.
The students however said that before such a ban, the federal government should also take steps to invest in the provision of clean and steady electricity supply, from renewable sources like the sun and wind.
The call was made by the students of Adesuwa Girls Grammar School, Benin City at the inauguration and election of an executive committee of the Climate Awareness Club of the school.
The students’ position was the highpoint of the interactive session about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, with emphasis on Goal 13 or climate action, facilitated by the Initiative for Climate Education and Energy Awareness, ICEEA.
They assured that providing such alternative energy would improve the standard of living of Nigerians because it is more affordable and environmental friendly compared with the present energy sources which have not helped the country.
On his part Mr Osehobo, said that inauguration of the club in the school brings to three, the number of such schools which have so far benefitted from the ICEEA’s campaign of teaching the SDGs in Edo state schools and communities.
He added that the ICEEA project on the teaching of the Sustainable Development Goal 13 seeks to sensitize children and youths, women and resource poor men especially in grassroots on ways to adapt to the impact of climate change.