The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in conjunction with the Lagos State Government (LASG) through its Ministry of Environment and Water Resources is set to host the 12th edition of the annual “Walk for Nature” with the theme: ‘Plastic Pollution: The Enemy of Our Development Agenda.’

The theme for this year has been chosen to create increase awareness about the need for Lagosians to collectively tackle the menace of plastic pollution.

The NCF/LASG Walk for Nature is an initiative aimed at raising awareness on a wide variety of contemporary environmental issues confronting everyday living in Nigeria by demonstrating the importance of nature conservation, sustainable use of natural resources and environmental education.

This partnership with the Lagos State Government for the Walk is in its 12th year, supported by corporate organisations: such as Chevron Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank Plc, IHS Towers, Fan Milk Nigeria Plc, Mobile Classroom, Nestle Waters, etc. that share in the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with Nature.

The 3km walk takes participants through a designated route of inner and outer Marina, with participants donning branded t-shirts bearing the theme of the event.

Relevant government agencies will be present to provide support services – these include the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), and Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC). The Police, supported by the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps will equally be on ground.

The Walk for Nature ends with a reception featuring speeches from stakeholders expounding the theme, with keynote addresses from His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Honourable Commissioner of Environment & Water Resources, NCF leadership, sponsors and community members.

Also expected at the rally are Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, heads of faith-based organisations, conglomerates, institutions, associations and students among others

Venue: State House, Marina, Lagos State

Date:    Saturday, 19th October, 2019

Time:   7:00am

Niyi David
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‘Niyi David is a travel writer/photographer and Editor-in-Chief at More Cream Than Coffee. Previously, he worked at Afro Tourism West Africa Ltd as a travel writer, and was Head of Media and C.O.O. before leaving in May 2018. Prior to that he had worked as scriptwriter on some major media projects in Nigeria, such as 'Peak Talent Show' and the Ford Foundation sponsored 'Stop Impunity in Nigeria' campaign.