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V-P, First Lady, Akunyili enter Biochem Hall of Fame

By Dotun Ibiwoye
Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan, wife of the president, Hajia Turai Yar’Adua and Professor Dora Akinyuli, the Minister of Information and Communication, have entered into the prestigious National Association of Biochemistry Students Hall of Fame.

The award was conferred  on the trio by the National Association of Biochemistry Students (NABS) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Also honoured during the national youth summit with the theme, Saving Our Environment for a Sustainable Development — the Role of the Nigerian Youths, were former governors, Orji Uzor Kalu and Donald Duke.

Former governors, Orji Uzor Kalu and  Donald Duke were honoured for youth support and sustainable development, respectively.

NABS president, Festus Amaobi In-town, said the National Youth Summit was a  non-partisan, non-profit-oriented youth movement for informing, inspiring, mobilising and integrating an entire generation of Nigerian youths into the global climate regime.

According to him, “To ensure the sustainability of this project, there is more to come.”
The strategic role of biochemistry in our lives must be repositioned to meet the demands of our time.

“We need to explore practical and simple measures through individual action, as it could play a strategic role in sustainable development.” he said.

He added that  “To deal with the complexities of climate change, there’s the need to engage citizens in meaningful influential dialogue and provide for them some definite responsibilities in the struggle for climate justice and a clean energy future.”

The summit was under the chairmanship of Senator Emmanuel Paulka, and  Dr. 0.0 Dada, Director, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Environment.

Dr. Joel Ogbonna, African regional representative, National Registry of Environmental Professional (NREP) and Uche Agbanusi, national president, Nigerian Environmental Society,

were the  human resource persons at the summit.


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