The Sterling One Foundation (SOF), in partnership with the British High Commission, organized a media dialogue to promote support for effective communication for development and awareness of critical issues with a priority for climate action.
The media dialogue was in commemoration of the International Day of Climate Action for 2022, with the theme: “The Transition to a Circular Economy – Partnerships to Solve Pressing Challenges” in Lagos.
Addressing attendees at the event, Sterling One Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peju Ibekwe said, “There has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now and we we need urgent action to solve these pressing problems. We must move from destroying the planet to healing it. »
Ibekwe said: “Unfortunately, in Nigeria, we are still experiencing widespread ignorance, apathy, neglect and lack of follow up when it comes to issues and conversations about climate action and clear understanding of climate action. ordinary man.
“The role of the media in effectively communicating this information, breaking down the implications at all levels of government and society, in particular setting the agenda and driving much-needed action in all areas of society, is essential, hence this timely dialogue.”