Environment Ministry holds retreat to secure policy direction on environmental problems, promote investments


From: AgroNature Admin

The Federal Ministry of Environment on Thursday commenced a 2-day retreat to deliberate on policies capable of addressing environmental challenges in the country.

The retreat, attended by top directors in the ministry is to also seek likely investments in the environment sector.

Speaking at the event held in Abuja, Mohammed Mahmoud, the Minister of Environment, said the retreat becomes imperative to collectively resolve issues affecting the sector and take far reaching decisions for the benefit of the people and the sector.

He explained that with supports from stakeholders both private and public actors, the ministry would meet set target in line with the current administration’s policy of Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

Mahmoud added that the retreat which is first of its kind in the current administration emphasized on objectives of the retreat which includes aligning keys activities of the ministry with federal government’s ERGP, KPIs and other relevant commitments, enlightening management on key programmes of the ministry including GGW, NEWMAP, REDD+, HYPREP and Green Bond among others.

Sharon Ikeazor, the Minister of State for Environment, in her address noted that the various department and parastatals were created to achieve mission and vision of the ministry thus no one should work in isolation.

“We are expected to proffer solutions as well as create opportunities that could be deployed in solving problems. I fervently believed that there is no problem that does not have solution, if we think outside the box and above all transparent,” says Ikeazor.

“Presently, the world is interested in sustainable environment which implies that there’s a pool of funds out there that could be harnessed to improve lives of the people and protect the environment”.

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