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NIPR unveils Green Park, plants economic trees to mark anniversary

By George George Idowu

The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Kunle Salako has called for collective commitment to fostering a sustainable
environment in Nigeria, emphasizing the need for strong stakeholder support to combat climate change.

Salako made this appeal during the 60th anniversary celebration of the Nigerian
Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta on Saturday.

The event included the unveiling of the Ogun State Chapter’s Diamond Anniversary Green Park and the planting of 60 economic trees.

Represented by Professor Zacharia Yaduma, the Director-General of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Salako highlighted the importance of reducing the nation’s carbon footprint and enhancing the health of its ecosystems.

He urged for continued efforts in promoting green energy, sustainable agriculture, and conservation initiatives.

The celebration also featured a colourful street walk themed “Walking for Economic

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, represented by Mr. Kehinde Onasanya praised the NIPR for its environmental initiatives and assured continued support from the state government.

Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, Rector of MAPOLY, and Mrs. Oluwaseun Boye, Chairman of Ogun NIPR, also spoke on the significance of sustainable development and the institute’s role in promoting environmental consciousness.

Similarly, Salako announced the donation of 1,000 seedlings to support the tree planting campaign.

Dignitaries in attendance included Alhaji Ebun Atinuke, State Chairman of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria; Dr. Kunle Ashimi, Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA); Comrade Wale Olanrewaju, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ); Mr. Sanya Falemu, President of the Landscape Horticulturist Association of Nigeria
(LAHORAN); and Mr. Waheed Adesina, Permanent Secretary of the Ogun State Ministry of Information and Strategy.



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