United Nations (U.N.) Executive Director on Environment, Erick Solhiem, has promised to assist Nigeria to enable the country tackle its major environmental challenges.
Solhiem, who stated this during an advocacy visit to the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jubril in Abuja, cited the Ogoni cleanup, Lake Chad region, erosion in parts of the country and desertification, as some of the key environmental issues facing Nigeria.
He also said it was time for the people of the Niger Delta region to embark on real action after seven years of inactivity, adding: “We may come to offer solutions.”
According to him, “Nigeria cannot change without changing its environmental problems. These need practical solutions and the UN may come to do them soon.”