The National President of the Environmental Association of Nigeria (EMAN), has called for a multi-disciplinary approach involving all stakeholders in combatting the numerous challenges bedevilling the Nigerian environment to make it more habitable and safe for the future generation.
The National President of the association, Professor Valerie Nodu, made the call on Wednesday in Kano during the opening ceremony of the 2021 EMAN annual conference, held in Bayero University, Kano.
According to her, to tackle unfavorable events that end in disasters such as flooding, environmental pollution and exposure to toxic substances, there is the need for attitudinal change.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, said the country was faced with numerous environmental challenges such as erosion, desertification exposure to lead, deforestation climate change amongst others.
Represented by the state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, Ganduje said the state government had been according priority attention to the environment sector especially on the issues of biodiversity, conservation, restoration of degraded lands, addressing climate issues and fight against the menace of desertification and desert encroachment.