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Gov. Sanwoolu Declares Full Support to National Net Zero Emission Target

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has announced that the state is in full support of the National Net Zero Emission Target, as part of the state broader commitment to combating climate change and improving environmental sustainability.

Sanwoolu made the announcement while speaking at a side event hosted by the Lagos State government titled Lagos Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Dubai.

The event held at the Nigeria Pavillion, underscored Nigeria’s commitment to the global climate action movement.

Gov Sanwoolu highlighted that Lagos state is not just passively supporting the target but is actively working towards it.

According to him “As a state in terms of preparedness and strategic actions, we are ahead and planning towards, it” he said.

The governor also emphasized the potential of certain sectors in helping achieve the net-zero target, citing public transportation and renewable energy as areas of focus.

These sectors, he noted, offer “huge opportunities” for reducing emissions and promoting sustainable practices.

The governor further emphasized the necessity of moving from talk to action, with a call for a concerted effort, involving not only government but also private entities, towards achieving the net-zero emission target.

“We are here as governments to have commitment, there are so many talks and now is the time for action, through partnership and investment,” Sanwoolu said.


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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