Stakeholders urge Nigeria to develop National Environmental Action Plan

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Stakeholders participating in a Two-Day  Global Environmental Facility (GEF)  National Dialogue have urged the Federal Government to develop a National Environmental Action Plan and put in place National Environmental Statistical System urgently.

They gave the advice in a communiqué issued in Abuja by the Chairman, Communiqué Committee, Dr Stephen Faleti.

GEF National Dialogue Meeting is organized to facilitate the conceptualisation of projects for implementation in the GEF-7 cycle for GEF CEO’s endorsement.

The stakeholders said that the environmental action plan and statistical system would go a long way in providing direction and solutions to address environmental challenges in the country.

They also called for synergy among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to implement environmental projects in the country.

“There is need to have technical needs assessment for climate change in the country.

“There is need for inclusion of representation by organised private sector in future a meeting,” the stakeholders said.

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