CBN marks World Environment Day, 2015
The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, has charged staff of the Bank to join the global train of preserving the environment, through eco-friendly and sustainable consumption patterns.
Mr. Emefiele disclosed this on Friday, June 5, 2015, while leading staff of the Bank to observe the 2015 World Environment Day.
Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration: “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” Mr. Emefiele said the Bank was committed to promoting the culture of sustainability through participating in activities that preserve the environment.
While declaring that the management of the Bank was keen on making the CBN a green institution, he urged those present to be active participants in sustaining and preserving the environment through activities such as joining environmental groups, planting trees, lobbying local authorities to adopt sound environmental policies, and replacing light-bulbs with energy saving bulbs, among others.
He therefore urged all present to spread the message to their respective offices, homes and circle of friends.
Highpoint of the brief ceremony was the planting of trees by the Governor and the Deputy Governor, Operations, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, OON, to the admiration of all.
Present at the impressive ceremony were Special Advisers to the Governor, Departmental Directors, Sustainability champions at the Bank, staff and other friends of the environment.
The World Environmental Day is observed on June 5, each year. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.