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Kwara Inaugurates Committee to Address Climate Change Impacts

As part of its efforts to combat the adverse effects of climate change on its populace, the Kwara State Government has inaugurated the State Inter-Ministerial Committee on Climate Change (KWAICCC).

The commissioner for Environment, mallam Shehu Ndanusa Usman while speaking at the said the move is to foster a safer and more conducive environment by reducing the hazards associated with climate change.

He said the inauguration of the committee is a testament to the state government’s proactive approach to environmental issues.

According to him “Given the significant impacts of Climate Change on our people and environment, it is imperative to assemble a committee of policy and decision-makers from relevant ministries, departments, and agencies.

“The committee’s role will be to identify Climate Change impacts and integrate adaptation strategies into the state’s policy and sectoral planning,” he said.

Mallam Ndanusa delineated the responsibilities of the KWAICCC, highlighting its role in establishing a communication channel between the government and community, advising on overcoming barriers to policy implementation, addressing emergent issues related to climate change, and seeking funding opportunities and grants.

He encouraged the newly appointed committee members to embrace their responsibilities as a means to contribute to the development of Kwara State.

The Permanent Secretary, Hajia Afusat Ibrahim, in her remarks, expressed gratitude to the state Governor of Kwara State, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for his commitment to the welfare of the state’s residents.

She assured the committee of the government’s full support in the challenging task ahead.


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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