Following the United Nation’s effort to mitigate the effects of climate change around the world, Junior Chamber International, Nigeria has committed to plant over a million trees around the country to mitigate the fatal effects of climate change.
Speaking at a media parley at the weekend, the National President of the organisation, Onyinyechukwu Mbeledogu said that the initiative that will be tagged “Go Green Project” will be achieved through different stakeholders in each state of the country to protect the environment for the future.
Mbeledogu in her speech said that climate change has not only become a threat to the environment, but also disrupting national economies, affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and the future.
She also added that the organisation will come up with campaigns that focus on the organisation year’s theme “Impact through Diversity” to advocate for peace in the country and coming together of people irrespective of their religion and ethnic belief to build a viable country.
In her words, “Nigeria as a nation can boast of over 200 million people from different religions and ethnic backgrounds, we will run with the hashtag #IAMNAIJA to drive positive changes in all parts of the country”.
She described the organisation as a leadership and non-profit Organisation that provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
“We an organisation that continually strives to create young and passionate leaders with the consciousness of seeing the need and taking the lead to provide targeted and lasting solutions to challenges in our community.
We are determined and committed to constantly seek out new paths for pushing excellence and new ways of making positive difference in our Nation”, she said.
“We are all about making positive and sustainable impact in our communities; and capable of significantly contributing positively to the cultural, social and economic vitality of our dear Country Nigeria”, she said.