By Olusegun Folarin

Ogun State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with relevant bodies, especially Tertiary institutions to explore opportunities in mitigating the challenge of climate change.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Olayiwola Abiodun and his counterpart from the Ministry of Forestry, Mr. Timothy Olatunji, stated this at a separate meeting in Abeokuta with delegates from the Centre for Climate Change, the Bells University of Technology, Ota 

Mr Olayiwola noted that synergy with the Centre would enable the Ministry to achieve its aim of confronting the challenges associated with climate change, through the activities of other relevant agencies such as the Ministries of Environment and Transport, among others.  

Also, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry, Mr. Timothy Olatunji,  said the combined effort by Stakeholders was necessary to tackle the climate change challenge headlong, to further create a friendly eco-system that would make the world habitable for human beings and others creatures.

Mr. Olatunji stated that the Ministry had taken proactive steps to investigate the effect of climate change, such as uninterrupted tree planting in all forests and reserved in the three Senatorial District of the State.

In a remark, the Director of the Centre for Climate Change, Professor Babatunde Agbola advocated the need for the creation of a Climate Change desk in the Ministries to aid the process of integration, monitoring, evaluation, and technological transfer.

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