Oil spill in Niger Delta (file photo).
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
President Muhammadu Buhari has said in which the environmental problems inside Niger Delta region in which have affected livelihood of the people will linger for long before This kind of could be reversed.
however the President has also said in which his administration has began something to tackle the environmental problems inside area beginning with the clean-up of Ogoni environmental pollution.
President Buhari stated This kind of when he received members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
He charged the Accountants to use their knowledge to prioritize environmental sustainability in their operations
According to him, “inside Niger-Delta region, man-made environmental problems have adversely impacted the livelihoods of the inhabitants. Farmers in addition to also fishermen in particular have seen their means of livelihood destroyed.
“Our assessments have shown This kind of will take decades to reverse This kind of damage. however we have made a start. With or without international cooperation, we are starting to clean up our degraded areas, beginning with Ogoni.”
President Buhari called for more focus on issues affecting environment in addition to also its sustainability in business practice inside wake of changing global environment
He noted in which knowledge of environmental in addition to also sustainability business practices was critical, adding “You have a responsibility to ensure in which your clients, in both the public in addition to also private sector, prioritize environmental sustainability in their operations.”
In another development, President Buhari on Friday said his administration will work harder to improve on the gains recorded in securing inside country through the onslaughts of terrorists in addition to also criminals, in addition to also ensuring in which Nigerians enjoyed a better livelihood by stabilising the economy.
The President, stated This kind of when he received Tijjaniyya Shura Council at the Presidential Villa.
The President assured in which government could continue to review its interventions in addition to also projections on security in addition to also the economy, with the wish of bringing peace in addition to also much better economy to all.