GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE DAY IN PORT HARCOURT

Climate Strike Walk

On Friday, 20th September 2019, 350.org in partnership with Eco-Network marked the Global Climate Strike Day by organizing an Awareness Walk and Sensitization Session in the City of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. #ClimateStrike #AfrikaVuka

The Convener Amb. Smith Nwokocha during the sensitization period before the Walk, he emphasized that the Government, Multinationals, Corporate Organizations, CSOs, the Media including Individuals need to come together and collaborate to find lasting solutions to Climate Change, especially as the State is faced with BLACK SOOT among other Climate Change challenges, which is as a result of Climate Change. And Amb. Nwokocha, further appeal to the Government and relevant Stakeholders to engage individuals involved in Oil bunkering and other illegal Oil dealings rather than disperse them. Finally, he mentioned that individuals and agencies should stay away from activities contributing to Climate Change.

Students at ClimateStrike in Port Harcourt

Some students and participants at the Walk, mentioned that, there is urgent need to stop activities that add to environmental pollution, reduce the use of fossil fuel at home, burning of bushes and live a healthy lifestyle among others. #ClimateAction – (Goal 13) of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

The Awareness campaign which was convened by Mr. Smith Nwokocha, gathered about 200 young persons cutting across over 15 organizations/ institutions. The Walk was kicked off at G.R.A Bus stop and concluded at Mile 1 Park.

We must take Deliberate #action against Climate Change in every little way to preserve our Globe for Future Generations. According to a Youth Corp Member. We had a Rep of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Nigerian Army, Rivers State Ministry of Health, Nigeria Peace Corp, Students, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Nigeria Youth Service Corp members, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Youths, Environmentalists, Corporate Organizations and the Media among others.

It was a successful Global Climate Strike Walk.

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Group photograph

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