Funke Busari, Lagos
Efforts to improve on the environmental conditions and promote sustainable living among residents in the State is in the pipeline as the US Mission in Nigeria has expressed its desire to partner the state Government in improving lives of Lagos residents.
Recently, the Consular General of the US Embassy in Lagos, Mrs. Claire Pierangelo informed officers of Lagos State agency Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, of its readiness to establish significant system that will improve, monitor and manage quality air across the State.
Speaking on the development, the General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe said the engagement with the mission was part of the agency’s focus to drive environmental innovations through inter sectoral collaborations with relevant stakeholders.
“In a bid to sustainably achieve our commitment to the environment, LASEPA constantly seeks for knowledge and skill sharing opportunities to drive discourse, policy and innovations geared and exceeding our targets on mitigative and adaptive climate resilience solutions, in particular, air quality management,” Fasawe stated.
She also noted that the meeting provided opportunity to share ideas and data on comparative analysis pact in principle, agreements on the need for recipient-appropriate advocacy and behavioral remodeling modalities.
The agency’s Spokeperson Bola Ajao, quoted Fasawe as expressing optimism on the collaboration, stating that it will open new opportunities for tackling environmental challenges.
She further revealed that engaging and empowering younger citizens on environmental matters and published research partnerships are also priorities to the course.
“With both parties having the desire to build lasting, mutually beneficial and impactful partnership to drive environmental sustainability, we must begin to take conscious effort towards mitigating the adverse effect of air pollution,” she reiterated.