• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Union Bank Calls For Environmental Restoration on World Environment Day

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, has called for renewed efforts to preserve and restore the global environment through sustainable practices. This appeal was made during an event held in partnership with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to commemorate World Environment Day on June 5, 2024.

The event took place at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos State and brought together various stakeholders, including environmental rights activists, international partner agencies, corporate institutions, government agencies, and students from select secondary schools. The focus was on engaging in activities that align with this year’s theme: “Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience.”

A highlight of the day was a tree-planting exercise involving participants and representatives from different sectors. This activity aimed to promote the rejuvenation of lands affected by deforestation, erosion, and desertification, both globally and within Nigeria.

Patricia Iwhewhe, Head of Citizenship and Sustainability at Union Bank, emphasized the urgency of addressing land degradation and erosion. She stated, “Land degradation and erosion are not issues stakeholders and policymakers can afford to ignore. We all must get involved in restoring parts of our environment severely impacted by these challenges. Union Bank is committed to preserving our planet and recognizes our responsibility to protect our environment. We will continue to support and participate in programs dedicated to environmental preservation.”

The NCF has been a vital partner in efforts to protect nature and its resources, improving the quality of human life and ensuring sustainability for future generations. Their advocacy has significantly influenced Nigeria’s environmental policy, and Union Bank remains a steadfast ally in supporting these essential initiatives.

Union Bank’s various projects and interventions underscore its commitment to creating a safer, healthier, and more sustainable environment. The bank’s contributions inspire hope and a brighter future for all.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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