Etisalat Nigeria reinforced its commitment to environmental sustainability when it joined internationally renowned organizations to commemorate the 45th celebration of the World Environmental Day with the theme “Driving Nigeria’s Environmental Health”.
The company marked this day by holding a one-day seminar on environmental protection and preservation for students of one of its adopted schools, Government Girls College, Dala, KanoState. This is in line with Etisalat’s effortaimed at creating and improving a sustainable environment alongside the UN-adopted Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The World Environmental Day was marked with a symbolic planting of tree saplings by the Etisalat CSR team, functionaries of the Kano State Education Board and representatives from the Management of Government Girls College, Dala. Recycling bins were also presented to the school for effective waste management.
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Etisalat Nigeria,Oyetola Oduyemi, said during the seminar,
“At Etisalat, we are committed to the advancement and wellbeing of the nation and we ensure that our impact is felt globally. This celebration is to create awareness on the state of our environment and also to drive positive environmental action, to protect and preserve our planet. This is of utmost importance as some parts of our nation are prone to desertification, deforestation and drought.”
The World Environmental Day (WED) is the biggest and most celebrated global event for positive environmental action, and is set aside by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to raise global awareness for positive and conscious action to protect nature and the planet earth.