The Governor made the call today during a public lecture organized by the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources to mark this year's World Environment Day tagged " Connecting People To Nature " held at the Babafunke Ajasin hall of the Ministry of Women Affair Akure.

 The Governor who spoke extensively in Yoruba language frown at the idea of open defecation, indiscriminate dumping of refuse and the pollution of rivers in the state. The Governor emphasised the need to keep our rivers clean so that the fishes in the rivers can survive.

Furthermore, the Governor call on religious organizations, who are used to mounting loud speakers outside their worship centers to desist from it. You actually can preach and worship without disturbing others, he stressed.

He urged everyone to get close to nature. It's beautiful to see the birds singing on the trees. It's nice seeing the green trees growing. But the sea, the ocean and the environment are all under attack. In spite of all these the Governor said he was determined to get the forest back. " We have started planting. We must all discourage those who encroach our Forest Reserves," the Governor said.

The Permanent Secretary, Arc. Gray Eshofonie while delivering his welcome, said the Earth is one therefore the protection of the Environment was the duty of everyone.

Otunba Dele Oladoju urged the citizens to engage in activities that will encourage the sustainable echo system. Spring Board, an organization that encourages and train youths to make good use of tree crops harped on the need to consume fresh foods.

Students from St Peter's Secondary School, Akure staged a playlet to underscore the importance of preservation of the Echo System.

Thanks to Sunshine Intergrity 

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