The director-general of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Dr. Ngeri Benebo, has urged secondary school students around the globe to ensure that they take adequate care of their environment in order to develop the society.
The director of the agency, who was represented by the Director of Planning Analysis of the NESREA, Lawrence Anukan, disclosed this in Abuja during the grand finale of the NESREA national secondary school quiz competition, which had the theme, “How Do I Protect The Environment.”
The event, which was facilitated by the NESREA in collaboration with the states Secondary Education Boards, started June 1, 2011, with 32 schools, which kicked off with the elimination contest, where 16 schools qualified in the inter-zonal knock out.
Ngeri said, “We are doing this in all schools to show the importance of environment.
It is going to be an annual event that will continue; this year, we are celebrating our fifth anniversary. We call it ‘NESREA at 5’ and we are also doing our fifth national forum, we are using this as one of the events in meeting up to our fifth anniversary.”
“The award for these children will be presented individually and, of course the state school managing board, for the excellent performance in this competition at the stakeholder forum. “All schools are going to have environmental professionals, and these children will become key ambassadors in their various schools, and we are going to support them to have this.”