Finima Nature Park’s World Wetlands Day 2020

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Last updated: October 28th, 2020

Finima Nature Park joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Wetlands Day 2020 through three days of events.

Day One

The event kicked off on the 29th of January, 2020 with a discussion session led by Miss Grace Alawa, a lecturer from the Department of Zoology, River State University of Science and Technology. Different stakeholders within Bonny Island were present during the session, including: the Health and Occupational Safety team of Bonny Local Government, the executive members of both Bonny Youth Federation Caretaker Committee and Finima Youth Congress, students of Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, pupils of De Choice International School and many nature and environment enthusiast.

Day Two

The event continued on Saturday, 1st of February with a beach cleanup and tree planting exercise at a degraded section along the Seacoast. Lots of individuals and groups were in attendance, these include the HSE team led by Dr. Chidi Ikocha, Matron of the RA Hospital and other NLNG members, the Health and Occupational Safety officers of Bonny Local Government, the National Orientation Agency, Bonny Island team led by Mr. Brown I., the National Youth Service Corp members, students of Save the Child Foundation Group of Schools, Victory Academy, Salem Education Center, Community Secondary School (UBE) and many more. A total of 230kg of waste was cleaned up during the activities and deposited at the NLNG waste segregation yard for proper disposal.

Day Three

And to conclude the event, the Minister of State for Environment, ably represented by the Director of Forestry, Mr. Tiamiyu Sikiru, the Chairman of NCF National Executive Council, Chief Ede Dafinone accompanied by Mrs. Cordelia Agboti (who doubles as board members of both NLNG and NCF), Dr. Muktar Aminu-Kano (Director General, NCF), General Manager, External Relation of NLNG, Mrs. Eyono Fatayi-Williams and other top officials of NLNG and NCF visited the Park to commemorate the day. After a brief discussion, the visitors were given a tour of the Park by Dr. Chidi Ikocha. The activity was rounded up with a tree planting exercise by the dignitaries.

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