FG to address coastal erosion along Lekki-Epe axis and other  coastal states – Minister of Environment


*Photo: Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Adeboye Salako( 2nd left)  flanked to his right by the Director, Forestry, Ministry of Environment and to his left by DG, Nigerian Conservation Foundation,(NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja and Muhammad Boyi of NCF Abuja Office during the NCF official working visit to the Minister in Abuja*

The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Adekunle Salako has assured the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) that his ministry would partner with the foundation for the promotion of nature conservation, natural and environmental resource management and sustainability development issues in Nigeria.


The Minister disclosed this when the foundation led by the Director General, Dr. Joseph David Onoja paid him an official working visit to the ministry on Monday, 9th October, 2023 in Abuja.

Salako further stated that the issue of Coastal-Erosion along Lekki-Epe axis and other areas along coastal states would soon be resolved as his ministry and other coastal states and the foundation would team up in tackling the erosion.


He pointed out that coastal erosion is a major challenge to the ministry and has been identified as one of the key priority areas that need effective collaboration between the Federal States in the coastal areas and the Foundation.

The Minister urged the Foundation to do a lot of public environmental awareness and sensitization on forest conservation.

Earlier, the Director General, Nigerian Conservation foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja disclosed that the Foundation is the birdlife international Partner in Nigeria, an Association of World Wide Fund Formation (WWF) and a member of the World Conservation Union (WCU) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Onoja revealed that the Foundation forged effective and enduring mutually beneficial partnership with Federal Ministry of Environment and other relevant Ministerial and Extra Ministerial Department, (MDAs) and other relevant stakeholders to enhance the preservative of Nigerians’ unique biodiversity, boost livelihood  and inspire sustainable; lifestyle for the benefit of  humans, nature and Nigeria.

NCF congratulated the Minister for his well-deserved appointment to be part of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Renewed Hope Administration.

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