Plateau, Anambra states may miss UN climate change campaign benefits

Plateau, Anambra states may miss UN climate change campaign benefits
November 10 22:15 2019 Print This Article

Plateau and Anambra States that have been listed as part of those committed to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Breathlife Campaign may miss the benefits of the global programme due to the inconclusiveness of their registration process.

This was revealed on Sunday in Abuja to the media by the President, Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities International, Inc (ERPWDI) also known as Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Initiative (ERPWDI)), Chief Eric Ndubueze Ufom.

Ufom said told the media that in the process laid down by the UN, all the stakeholders that signed up must complete the registration process before they can tap from the benefits of the global campaign.

He said that his organisation collaborated with the Office of the Wife of the Plateau State Governor, Mrs. Regina Lalong, to coordinate the events that led to the registration for the Breathlife Campaign.

According to him, the Special Adviser to the Plateau State Governor on Women Affairs and Social Developments, Mrs. Felicia Yakzum, facilitated this event last year.

“At the event, serious complex issues of the effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on the Health of Plateau State Women And children, in the areas of
Academic Performances (Low scores in WAEC and other national exams) were identified.

“At that same August 15-18, 2018, meeting held at Jos, it was agreed that the best way to have long lasting solutions to, successful monitoring and combating, Climate Change, Air Pollution and its massive health effects; achieve more success stories on plateau State Women’s movement in helping the Plateau State government achieve all the aforementioned, to include, Economic
Development, Industrialization, Education, Entrepreneurship, peace and unity, etc…, are to start establishing, Women’s Grassroots, Community-Based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (STEM-Education), plus Art (STEAM-Education), computer Coding and Robotics.

“All these arebto start from Kindergarten-Primary-Secondary Schools and Higher institution levels.

“Similarly, Plateau State Silicon Valley Innovation Village was a major proposition that was made during the event.

“As a follow up to the aforementioned very important valid debatable and variable issues which will benefit the Plateau State Government, Plateau State People and Nigeria in General, on September 11, 2019, Mrs. Felicia Yakzum responded to Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba, Special Envoy for the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit sent out letter through the Breathelife
Campaign.

“On 11th September, 2019, Luis Alfonso de Alba, Special Envoy for the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit sent out letters through the Breathelife Campaign, and requested from their members to support the work of the Social and Political Drivers Coalition, especially, in the
area of health for the upcoming Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019.

“‘Events of the Climate Change high level meetings held in New York while the registration process was still pending.

“But before the completion of Breathelife Campaign membership, the Plateau State government carried out a cabinet reshuffle
and it put on hold this very important membership application being championed by
Mrs. Felicia Yakzum who was relieved of her appointment during the cabinet shake up.

“We want to seize this medium to implore the Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong to reappoint Mrs. Yakzum so as to facilitate the completion of the registration process, thereby attract the benefits of the Breathlife Campaign to the country.

“As soon as that is done, we at ERPWDI through our Executive Secretary, Mrs. Ngozi Pauline Ikebuaku, are ready to also collaborate with all the relevant agencies of the state government to attract all the benefits of the campaign to the state,” he said.

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