Nigeria – Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism, Dr Kenneth Anierobi received an award of honour from Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative (GYADI).
GYADI is a Non Governmental Organisation championing youth empowerment in Africa.
The award presentation was performed in the commissioner’s office at Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
The commissioner while expressing gratitude for the award said, “everyone including the young people, should become aware of threats to the environment and as well think on how to address those threats.
“They should be involved in all the efforts to address environmental and climatic changes that sometimes threaten our existence.
“They should also learn about the ways and means of addressing environmental issues such as avoiding the cutting of trees and minimising the use of plastics.’’
The President/Chief Executive Officer of GYADI, Prince Ebei thanked the commissioner for the warm reception accorded to them.
He noted that the award was to inspire and encourage the commissioner to contribute more toward the development of the state.
Mr Ebei advised youths to do all they can to support government programmes and projects principally as it regards our environment.
“Environment is everything and everything about humanity is contained in the environment, for without the environment, nothing can exist,’’ he said.