Lagos convention highlights environmental hazards

environmental-hazardsfrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos , Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE environmental threats to Nigeria will be a dominant theme at the West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) scheduled for Lagos.

Among the most pressing issues include the destruction of mangroves through oil pollution and the receding coastline.

It is against the background “Nowhere to Run”, a documentary highlighting these threats will be shown at WAPIC in front of 2 000 power professionals set to attend.

“Nowhere to Run” tells the story of environmental threats and unique challenges to security in Nigeria from the perspective of the affected communities.

The documentary has already fostered much debate and discussion in Nigeria, the region and globally.

Yar’Adua Foundation produced “Nowhere to Run” as an advocacy tool to raise awareness and galvanise communities and policy makers to confront the threat of climate change and environmental degradation.

The narrator of the documentary is Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., the son of the late environmental activist.

WAPIC screening of “Nowhere to Run” is November 22.

Guest speakers at WAPIC include Michel Arrion, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States as well as Amara Nwankpa, Director, Public Policy Initiative, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation.

WAPIC is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibit ion and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.

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