Children’s Day: NGO discourages climate-harming activities in schools

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By Abigael Joshua

The Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevNet), an NGO, has urged Nigerian school pupils to avoid activities that exacerbate climate change.

Mr Paul Joseph, CSDevNet’s Programme Officer, made this appeal during a visit to Pilot Primary School in Kwali, Abuja, in commemoration of Nigeria’s Children’s Day.

Joseph encouraged pupils to engage in climate action by keeping their environment clean, avoiding improper disposal of sachet water containers, and reducing pollution.

He noted the need for awareness to create a conducive environment for all.

Mr Danjuma Shagi, the school’s Headmaster, welcomed CSDevNet’s initiative and assured that the lessons learned would be implemented.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pupils were also taught to respect public cleanliness warnings and introduced to recycling and reusing waste as part of a circular economy.

Highlights of the event included tree planting and showcasing arts and crafts like bags, shoes and dresses, made from recycled materials. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Razak Owolabi

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