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World environment day: Plateau State Govt Advocates For Climate Change

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World environment day: Plateau State Govt Advocates For Climate Change

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Lawrence Zongo

The Mutfwang Administration in Plateau State announced that it is putting the finishing touches on a series of policies aimed at mitigating climate change and enhancing environmental sanitation and waste management best practices.

State Commissioner of Environment, Climate Change, and Mineral Development, Peter Gwom, made this disclosure during a symbolic walk in the state capital, Jos, to raise awareness about environmental issues.

According to Commissioner Gwom, the policies will be forwarded to the Plateau State House of Assembly for legislation soon.

He emphasized the critical role poor waste management plays in exacerbating climate change, which poses a significant threat to life on earth, and highlighted other pressing concerns such as the spread of communicable diseases and blocked waterways.

Executive Director, Nasik Onu of the Centre for Gospel Health Development (CeGhad), who participated in the walk, stressed the urgent need for emergency measures to address climate change-related issues, citing Jos’ longest stretch of heat waves in recent memory.

The United Nations has been leading global celebrations of World Environment Day since 1973, with this year’s focus on land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.

In Plateau State, stakeholders joined the global effort, walking through major streets to draw attention to environmental issues and participating in street and drainage cleaning exercises.

By finalizing these policies, the Plateau State Government demonstrates its commitment to addressing the pressing environmental challenges facing the state and the world at large.

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