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Climate Education For Sustainable Kwara Takes Center Stage at COP 28

The Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Education, Dr. Adetola Salau has emphasized the pivotal role of climate education in achieving a sustainable environment in Kwara.

Speaking exclusively to Sobi FM at the Nigerian Pavilion at the ongoing COP 28 in Dubai, Dr. Salau stressed the imperative of raising awareness about climate change across all age groups.

She outlined key initiatives aimed at sensitizing the public on practical steps to reduce carbon emissions and promote environmental sustainability.

“We have to make sure that everyone, from young to old, is aware of climate change and understands the need to contribute to reducing their impact on the environment.

“Sensitizing people on what they can do to reduce carbon emissions, recycle waste, and adopt sustainable practices is crucial,” she said.

Highlighting the collaborative approach, Dr. Salau mentioned ongoing efforts with partners to establish channels for disseminating vital information.

“We are working with partners to create channels that provide people with the necessary information to understand how they can actively participate in the fight against climate change,” she affirmed.

While underscoring government’s commitment, Dr. Salau revealed that making Kwara State sustainable is a top priority.

“This aligns with the discussions at COP 28, and we have initiated steps to integrate climate education into the primary and post-primary school curricula,” she explained.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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