2023: CSO urges Nigerians to demand climate change plans from candidates
Written by on April 6, 2022
Connected Development (CODE), a Civil Society Organisation, has advocated the need to make climate change and environmental improvement central to political manifestos ahead of the 2023 elections.
Mr Hamzat Lawal, the Chief Executive Officer of CODE, made this known at the group’s annual Earth Hour event with the theme: `Shape Our Future’ in Abuja on Tuesday.
Lawal said that the event was organised in collaboration with Transcorp Hilton, and in solidarity with the Global Network working to tackle the adverse effects of global warming on the planet.
He said CODE had a primary objective of influencing people into creating a greener and sustainable society leveraging on the theme to drive the adoption of a more conscious approach to tackle climate change.
He said that CODE was committed to leading a mass campaign to get communities to plant trees and name them so that they could be like humans among people to help in holding the ground strong.
he added the government would not be able to tackle the challenges of climate change alone, hence all hands must be on deck.