By Ezra Odogu
The Lagos State Government and the United States of America Consulate in Nigeria, on Tuesday, reiterated their commitment to greater collaboration towards air quality monitoring and measuring to reduce pollution and combat the effect of climate change.
The Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello and the Acting Consular General of the American Consulate, Brandon Hudspeth, spoke about the commitment at a high-level meeting between the State officials and the Consulate in Alausa, Ikeja.
Speaking at the event, Bello said Lagos is in dire need of larger collaboration, especially in human capacity building to combat the climate change menace across the State.
He said the State Government, in its quest to tackle climate change in 2008, commenced an annual Climate Change Conference which stopped briefly in 2015 before recommencing in 2021, explaining that part of the resolutions of past conferences was the creation of Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency for continuous tree planting across Lagos to mitigate the effects of climate change.