As a socially responsible organisation, Etisalat Nigeria organized a one-day seminar on environmental protection and preservation for students of one of its adopted schools, Government Girls College, Dala, Kano State. The event, themed “Driving Nigeria’s Environmental Health”, was in commemoration of the 45th celebration of the World Environmental Day which holds annually on June 5.
World Environmental Day (WED) is the biggest and most celebrated global event for positive environmental action, and is set aside by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to raise global awareness for positive and conscious action to protect nature and the planet earth.
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Etisalat Nigeria, Oyetola Oduyemi said the occasion was a reflection of the company’s commitment to the sustainable development of the nation.
“At Etisalat, we are committed to the advancement and wellbeing of the nation and we ensure that our impact is felt globally. This celebration is to create awareness on the state of our environment and also to drive positive environmental action, to protect and preserve our planet. This is of utmost importance as some parts of our nation are prone to desertification, deforestation and drought,” she said.
The occasion was also marked with a symbolic planting of tree saplings by the Etisalat CSR team, functionaries of the Kano State Education Board and representatives from the Management of Government Girls College, Dala. Recycling bins were also presented to the school for effective waste management.