The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says it has started sensitising some communities in Lagos on how to improve the quality of air they inhale. Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, the Director-General of NCF, who made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday said the sensitisation is in continuation of the World Environment Day (WED) marked globally on June 5.
“NCF commemorating this year’s World Environment Day with variety of highly impactful activities.
The theme `Air Pollution’ will to be used to expose the extent of the poor air quality the world is battling with and sensitise people on how to improve the air quality because poor air quality can kill.
Air pollution is the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole’’, he said.
Aminu-Kano said that most of these pollutants come from used energy and burning of fossil fuels or petroleum, factory combustibles, agricultural activities including fertilisers usage, insecticides and pesticides.
According to him, NCF is imploring Nigerians to explore and adopt renewable energy, clean energy, live sustainably and be deliberate about conservation to improve the quality of air we breathe in.
The event will hold at the Lekki Conservation Centre on June 11.