As nations mark the United Nation’s World Environment Day this Friday, 5th June 2020, wife of the former Governor of Rivers State and Transportation Minister, Dame Judith Amaechi has advocated increased attention by governments, organizations and people at all levels to strengthen existing legal and social framework to improve the global environment.
Drawing from the theme of this year’s Environment Day, which is – “Celebrating Biodiversity”.
Dame Judith Amaechi, who is the founder of Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) pointed out that deliberate efforts should be made by citizens to prioritize attention on the human environment especially with keen interest on climate control, flood mitigation, clean air, food, and water resources bearing in mind the interdependence in nature, one on each other.
IShe noted that this year many countries will be celebrating virtually due to the global pandemic ravaging our society.
Dame Judith Amaechi implored us all to look inwards in our homes and surroundings and reflect on how we all can come together to create awareness of the growing concerns of our environment.
Dame Amaechi made this position known through the President of Rivers State Women Assocoation of Nigeria (RSWAN ) Mrs Helen Odum.
Mrs Helen Odum remarked that the world has to pay close attention to issues of biodiversity considering the huge impact environmental stability and health would have on humans as the world grapples with the effect of the Corona Virus pandemic.
We need to pay attention and create awareness of our interdependence on each other while ensuring that not one development is to the detriment of another.
We must strive to maintain a balance in nature in all our endeavors”.