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Nasarawa Lawmaker Vows to Work with NGOs on Environmental Issues

The member representing Keana Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Adamu Omadefu, has expressed his readiness to collaborate effectively with the Nasarawa State Network on Environment and Climate Justice (NASNECJ) to address environmental and climate challenges in his constituency and the state at large.

Hon. Omadefu, who chairs the House Committee on Environment and Housing, gave this assurance while receiving NASNECJ representatives in his office on Tuesday. He stressed the importance of strong partnerships in tackling environmental and climate challenges, particularly in Nasarawa State.

“I want to thank you for the visit and assure you of my commitment to partnering with you to address environmental and climate challenges, considering their impact on societal development.

“Recently, I moved a motion under the matter of public importance regarding the rainstorm that caused significant damage in my constituency.

“I have also provided support to the victims of the rainstorm, acknowledging the devastating effects it has had on the lives of my constituents and their families,” he said.

The lawmaker, who spoke extensively about the devastating effects of environmental challenges, called for a collective effort to tackle them.

Earlier, Mr Evoh Emmanuel Okolo, Nasarawa State Coordinator of NASNECJ, explained that the visit aimed to seek the lawmaker’s support and partnership on environmental and climate justice.

“Honourable member, our mission is to strengthen partnerships and collaborations through advocacy visits to MDAs, individuals, and groups.

“Legislative advocacy towards working together is crucial, especially advocating for the passage of progressive environmental legislation that aligns with the principles of sustainability and climate justice.

“We believe that a strong partnership between the legislature, civil society, and other stakeholders is essential to tackle the complex environmental and climate challenges facing Nasarawa State,” he said.

The NASNECJ State Coordinator expressed confidence that through partnership, a more sustainable and equitable future for all citizens can be achieved on environmental issues.

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