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Anambra worse hit by climate change in Nigeria — Expert

The Head of CLEAP, Mr Elochukwu Ezenekwe, has said that Anambra state is the worst hit by Climate Change impact in Nigeria.

Ezenekwe said this at a workshop organised by the Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development Outreach (PASDO) on Wednesday in Awka.

He also called on the Federal Government to declare an emergency on climate change impact in Anambra.

“Climate change hits us in Africa through various extreme weather and climate-related events that include drought, desertification, flooding and gully erosion.”

Also speaking during the workshop, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, the Chief of Staff to Governor Charles Soludo, thanked the group for the enlightenment on the challenges and inherent opportunities that could be explored to tackle climate change impacts.

“Soludo is also taking proactive steps to ensure that four million trees are planted in the next four years to check the negative impacts of climate change.

“We will engage the heads of relevant ministries and agencies to design the best modality for implementing the recommendations from the workshop,” Ezeajughi said.

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