OGUN GIVES AWARDS TO INDUSTRIES AS IT CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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OGUN TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, GIVES AWARDS TO
INDUSTRIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICES
Ogun State Government through the Ministry of Environment is to join rest
the World to celebrate the 2022 World Environment Day.
This year’s celebration which is the 50th edition is marked worldwide on the
5th of June every year to draw attention to issues affecting the
environment.
The theme for this year’s landmark celebration, “Only One Earth” is a call
for collective transformation action on a global scale to celebrate, protect
and restore our planet and common home. The celebration is a call to
practical guide to living sustainably in harmony with nature.
The theme is so unique to Ogun State, which is the Industrial hub of the
nation and the West Africa sub-region. The consciousness for protection of
our fragile ecosystem forms the bedrock of our conviction and commitment
to promotion of environmental best practices while living sustainably in
harmony with nature.
Ogun State Government will host this year’s celebration on Tuesday 7th
June. The events lined up for the celebration include awards in different
categories to industries for promotion of global best practices in
responsible production and the management of environment. The
awards will also reward deserving industries for carbon emission
reduction, promotion of circular economy, pollution control,
response to regulatory feedbacks and readiness to mitigate
identified gaps.
The event scheduled for Banquet Hall of the June 12 Cultural Centre Kuto
Abeokuta will also have a lecture titled “Living Sustainably in Harmony
with Nature, Curbing the Menace of Climate Change Biodiversity
Loss and Plastic Waste” . Tree –Planting in six (6) secondary schools in
the State with Environment Clubs will also form part of events of the
golden jubilee celebration.

Ola Oresanya
Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment. 3rd June, 2022

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