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Climate Education: Kwara Launches Climate Change Club in Schools

The Kwara State Government has initiated the establishment of Climate Change Clubs in public schools as part of its efforts to raise awareness about climate change and educate the public on the perils of deforestation.

Mallam Shehu Ndanusa Usman, the State Commissioner for Environment, made this known during the inauguration of the Climate Change Club at Government High School, Adeta, Ilorin, today.

In his remarks, Hon Usman underscored the critical importance of preserving economic trees and safeguarding the environment against unsustainable practices.

He emphasized the far-reaching consequences of deforestation, including biodiversity loss and ecological imbalance, which ultimately impact various aspects of human life such as health, food security, and livelihoods.

“In light of these challenges, we aim to equip students with knowledge about climate change and encourage their active involvement in combating deforestation, illegal waste disposal, and other environmental threats,” he said

The Commissioner Usman reaffirmed the government’s commitment to empowering the Ministry and its agencies to enforce existing laws against illegal logging and punish environmental offenders.

In his address, the Principal of Government High School, Adeta, pledged the unwavering support from the Climate Change Club in tackling deforestation and promoting a clean and healthy environment across the state.

The launch event was attended by members of the Kwara State Interministerial Committee on Climate Change, representing various ministries, environmental health professionals, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


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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