Sokoto govt to address challenges of climate change in schools

Sokoto State government has assured of its readiness to address the issue of climate change as it affects the students in and across schools in the state.

The state director, upper basic school in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, stated this in his remarks during the World Children’s Day held at the UNICEF office in Sokoto on Monday.

He said the state government is aware of climate change in the world and has created ways and avenues on how to tackle such development, especially across the public schools in the state.

He, however, commended Unicef for its efforts in creating awareness among pupils in both primary and secondary school on some of the factors of climate change as well as its dangers to both the health and environment of everyone.

Also speaking, Mrs Aisha Bwari, who represents the Director General of the National Climate Change Commission and spoke via Zoom from Abuja said the government has been doing a lot against climate change especially as it affects children in the country.

She explained that the commission has not only been creating awareness but also enlightened the general public on what should be done to tackle the effects of climate change in the country.

Also speaking, Samantha Harrison, FCDO’s first secretary on climate diplomacy, and youth activists, who spoke on behalf of UNICEF confirmed that Nigeria is second highest in terms of risk for children as it relates to climate change in society..

She described the effects part of climate change affects every part of Nigeria including the Southern and Eastern parts but said more emphasis more be put on the Northern parts of the country.

She, however, affirmed that the body is ready to work with all the vulnerable children in and across the country suffering from one form of climate change or another especially drought which he said may lead to malnutrition.


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