By Olusegun Folarin 

Ogun State government has introduced the “Green Book” as a comprehensive document for residents on the sustainability, preservation and protection of the environment.

Governor Dapo Abiodun who unveiled the publication in Abeokuta at a programme to commemorate the 2024 world Environment day explained that the book contained necessary rules, regulations and best practices on managing the environment.

Governor Abiodun who spoke through his Deputy, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele emphasized the importance of ensuring a sustainable urban environment in the bid to address the challenges posed by climate change. 

In a paper entitled ” achieving the smart city agenda through climate change resilience and urban afforestation” the Director General, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Professor Zachariah Yaduma said urban resilience to ecological disasters could be strengthened through the  adoption of green roofs, establishment of parks, open green space and naturalization of woodlands.

Earlier, The Commissioner for Environment, Mr Ola Oresanya had listed the environmental protection programmes of the present administration in Ogun State to include the conversion of more than 3,000 tons of wastes into industrial fuel.

Mr Oresanya also announced the government’s plan to embark on the conversion of tricycle and motorcycles to electric powered in line with the federal government’s move to achieve 47 percent reduction in emission by 2030.

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