Ebonyi state government has said it has introduced climate change as one of its major compulsory subjects to be offered by students, especially those in state vocational education.
The secretary of the state exco- committee on the enactment of Ebonyi state climate change law, Barr. Adaeze P. Nwaji made this known while speaking with our reporter in Abakaliki.
Adaeze who is also an SA to the governor on vocational education, stated further that there is need to checkmate the actions against climate change and global warming.
Nwaji said she was poised by the leadership ingenuity and innovativeness of the governor, Chief David Umahi, who has assisted the college to record a great breakthrough, in creating waste to wealth projects.
She noted that her recent travel to UN conference in Washington DC, has helped the college to think in the direction of developing the state with technology’s.
“I love most of the things we have produced, especially that of the electric tricycles and vehicles. It is echo friendly. It has zero carbon dioxide emission. The earth is polluted and the governor is taking a global action against climate change and we will support him “she stated.
Nwaji said that Ebonyi vocational college is the only school in Nigeria that has made climate change as a compulsory subjects, with the purpose to curtailing the damages and other havoc/ disasters posed on citizens of the state as a result of climate change.
She applauded the governor for his numerous achievements and doggedness in the fight against the spread of COVID 19 in the atate , especially in providing solar panels and 500 Kg generating plants that enables the college to have constant power supply.
Nwaji commended the governor for partnering the college to produce over 80,000 facemask and sanitizers to assist the people of the state.