Lekki Port Celebrates Environment Day ’22 with Beach Clean Up Program

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To celebrate World Environment Day 2022, Lekki Port has partnered with the African Marine Environmental Sustainability Initiative (AFMESI) to carry out a coastal environment beach clean-up exercise on Monday. communities of Magbon Segun and Oke Segun in the Ibeju Lekki region of Lagos State. .

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day, which was June 6, 2022, is “One Earth”, and it is a call for collective and transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

The cleanup initiative was set up as part of Lekki Port’s efforts to ensure environmental justice. Lekki Port is continuously committed to the environment by increasing its investment in the sustainability of its host communities through creating better household waste management and raising awareness of the impact of waste on humans and the environment.

Attending the beach clean-up exercise were the Baale community of Magbon-Segun, Chief Mufutau Dauda; General Manager, Port of Lekki, Du Ruogang; Wen Xingang, Vice President of China Harbor Engineering LFTZ Enterprise; Founder/Chair, African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative, Dr Felicia Mogo, Chief Financial Officer, Port of Lekki, Cai Pingzhen; Chief Operating Officer, Lekki Port, Laurence Smith; Engineer Demola Adeniran, Ports Authority Engineer, Nigerian Ports Authority, Deputy Manager, Environment, Health and Safety, Port of Lekki, Adurayemi Ogundele as well as representatives from Lagos Free Zone, LASEPA among others.

Speaking at the event, Lekki Port General Manager Du Ruogang said the initiative is Lekki Port’s contribution to caring for the land and its natural resources. He said, “We thank our Baales and host communities for allowing us to hold this clean-up event in their space and we will surely ensure that this is not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are all enjoined to celebrate, protect and restore our planet beginning with our immediate environment.

Dr. Felicia Mogo, Founder/President of AFMESI, at the event, said that this initiative was born out of the need to reduce the dumping of waste with intervention programs put in place to support communities, such as as the provision of bins and tools while raising awareness of the impact of waste.

“Lekki Port has set a very good example, other organizations and individuals present are welcome to join Lekki Port in ensuring sustainable development,” she said.

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