Speaker seeks collaboration with Commonwealth Ecological Council

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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The Speaker Nigerian House of Representatives Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has called for a collaboration with the Commonwealth Ecological Council to solve ecological issues in the country.

Mr. Gbajabiamila said collaboration and engagements with bodies like the Commonwealth Ecological Council would be beneficial to Nigeria.

The Speaker stated this when he hosted a delegation of the council led by Mr. Levy Oguike and Sen. Sanusi Dagash, who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja.

Speaker Gbajabiamila said “I thank you for coming to visit the House where we seek partnerships that work for the development of Nigeria. That’s our focus, that’s what we’ll be doing, and we’ll reach out to all the stakeholders.

We created the Committee on Ecological Fund because we want a special committee that will deal with the issues of ecology.

I’m sure you’ll work closely with the committee to realize our aspirations.”

The Speaker who stressed the need for collaboration with the UN Agency said the House Committee on Ecological Fund has a great tasks of mitigating ecological challenges in the country.

“From your presentation, the committee’s work is much more than we all thought.

We seek your collaboration. There are issues that require attention on climate change. We look forward to continuous engagements with you. We look forward to working closely with you.” He said.

Earlier, the President of the Commonwealth Ecological Council, Mr. Oguike, said the council was concerned about promoting issues of human ecology.

He said climate change is a reality that every stakeholder must work assiduously toward addressing, noting that they would want the House to take good measures on the matter.

On his part, Sen Dagash, who is a member of the governing council, said the issues of ecology are wider and have far-reaching implications than people would think about.