C21st Issues takes EBC to Progress College

C21st Issues takes EBC to Progress College

Centre for 21st Century Issues on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 took its pet project, Environmental Bees Club to Progress College located in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of the state.

Simileoluwa Adewale, Facilitator of the project in his remark noted that it is essential to engage the school pupils at the tender age so that they can be a great ambassadors of environmental sustainability in their various areas even outside the school premises.

Speaking on the significance of the project, the Facilitator said: "Environmental Bees Club is aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues and ways we can solve them. These kids have an active role to play in the environment we live-in hence the launching of this program in the school" he stated.

In his submission, Bamidele Ogundele Esq, the Supervisor of Education in Ojokoro LCDA lauded the organizer of the project especially as it empowers the children in the area of converting waste to wealth. 

"This is a very educative program and I want to encourage the organizers to consider taking this wonderful initiatives to public schools as well so that children of those schools can also be beneficiaries of this" he advocated. 

On his part, Hon. Jamiu Odebiyi, the Supervisor for Environment, Ojokoro LCDA congratulated the management of Progress College for the being the trail blazer of environmental advocacy among the schools in Ojokoro. 

On the recent ban of styrofoam materials across Lagos State, Hon. Odebiyi said: "It is a very good move by the state government because according to findings, it takes about 1000 years before styrofoam materials can be decomposed and the flames coming out when burning it is hazardous to humans. Even at the level of our LCDA we also did some programs sensitizing people at the grassroots on the need to be on the same page with state government on the issue" he concluded. 

Mr. Otuokpa Prince Joe, Principal Progress College in his remarks was full of praise to C21st Issues for choosing his school as the pioneer beneficiary of the program in Ojokoro LCDA. 

He said: "The lectures given by the speakers was very expository and it opened our eyes to the importance of waste recycling and waste management. I also want to appreciate Ojokoro LCDA for donating this wonderful waste bin to the school, this shows the importance they attach to maintaining cleaner and safer environment in the community".

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