Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has solicited for increased action by the relevant government agencies for visible action against climate change that is negatively affecting the safety of the mother earth.
The Congress further noted that such sincerity and political will help to preserve, protect and educate the people on the changes and how to handle it.
Speaking at an interactive session with the Country Office of Climate Change in Abuja, yesterday , NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, expressed fear that if concrete and sincere steps are not taken, Nigeria will be left behind in pursuit of solution to climate change and the consequences will be enormous for Nigerians.
“It had affected our economy. Now that the world leaders are rallying round to find solution to the issue of climate change through several interventions, it beholds on Nigerian government to join in sensitizing the public on the need to be conscious of the change which obviously is affecting the lives of the people.
“It’s obvious that the record of rain that we experienced this year was not in tandem with the expectations of Nigerians, especially as predicted by the meteorology officials.”
Comrade Wabba however identified the need for such periodic dialogue with experts in environment, particularly the issue of climate change, thus tasking workers to capitalize on several workshop platforms to educate and acquaint themselves with the necessary knowledge as regards climate change.
The Country Director of the Office of Climate Change in Nigeria, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, reminded the labour leaders of their duty to provide guidance for the people as regards climate change.
Represented by an official of the Office, Remi Ihejirika, the Country Director told the labour leaders the Office is on course to educate Nigerians on the climate change issues.
Paper presentations were made by some environment experts to buttress their points on the impact of climate change, suggesting the ways out in line with their recommendations.

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