Lekki LCDA,NCF Join Forces to Celebrate World Wetland Day with Students.

In a bid to raise awareness about the critical roles and benefits of wetlands, kakalistiq.com reports that the leadership of Lekki Local Council Development Area (LCDA) under Engr. Rasaki Bamidele Kasali has partnered with the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF) to celebrate World Wetland Day 2024. This initiative aims to educate primary and secondary school students on the importance of wetlands and inspire them to take positive actions for their conservation.

Hon. Razak Bamidele Kasali

World Wetland Day, celebrated annually on February 2nd, seeks to highlight the essential functions and challenges of wetlands, promoting partnerships and sustainable management practices for their preservation. Given that Lekki LCDA is part of the wetland areas in Lagos State, this awareness campaign is particularly significant.

Many students in the LCDA are unaware of the numerous advantages wetlands offer, such as flood control, water purification, and supporting biodiversity. Additionally, they lack knowledge on how to protect these vital ecosystems from pollution and other harmful human activities.

The Department of Education and Library Services at Lekki LCDA, in collaboration with the NCF, organized a series of events and awareness sessions to sensitize students on the benefits of wetlands and the importance of their conservation.

Applauding the Library Services Department for their efforts during an interview, the Chairman of Lekki LCDA, Engr. Rasaki Bamidele-Kasali, shared his vision behind supporting this project:

“Our vision for supporting the World Wetland Day project is rooted in our commitment to environmental sustainability and education. We believe that by educating our young minds about the importance of wetlands, we are not only fostering a sense of environmental responsibility but also empowering them to be future stewards of our natural resources.

Wetlands play a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance, supporting wildlife, and providing numerous ecosystem services that benefit our communities. By collaborating with the Nigeria Conservation Foundation, we aim to provide our students with the knowledge and tools they need to protect and preserve these vital areas.

The expected benefits of this initiative extend beyond mere awareness. We hope to inspire a new generation of environmentally conscious citizens who understand the value of wetlands and are committed to their conservation. This will ultimately contribute to the sustainable development of Lekki LCDA and ensure a healthier environment for future generations.”

This collaboration between Lekki LCDA and NCF is a significant step towards creating a more informed and environmentally conscious community. Through educational initiatives like these, the leadership of Lekki LCDA is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and ensuring the long-term protection of wetlands in the LCDA.

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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