Minister of Environment partners Lagos State University on environmental regeneration
Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, has said the Ministry was set to partner Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, on environmental management and sustainability through its Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (CESSED).
Adejare made this known during a courtesy call on LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun. He was accompanied by some top ministry officials.
According to him, it has become necessary for the academic to be involved in finding solutions to societal problems, particularly in the environment sector. He stressed that LASU must be made to realize the vision of its founders, which was to proffer solutions to problems in the society.
“The gown had driven development in notable places like Boston, Harvard, and Lancaster; this obviously is not beyond us, we too can make our own LASU drive development in Lagos State,” Adejare noted, assuring that a committee would soon be set up to steer the affairs and birth of the planned partnership.
Fagbohun, while receiving the team, explained that CESSED was conceptualized as a think- tank for the state Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) in the area of pollution control and management and that the center would be more willing to fulfill that vision now that the Ministry of the Environment was offering the partnership.
He, therefore, called for a major environmental summit to kick-start the relationship, stressing that he could not wait to see students becoming consistent advocates of various laudable initiatives of state in environmental management.
Source: The Nation Nigeria