By KUNLE KALEJAYE
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has tasked its staff to imbibe the consciousness and spirit of preservation and friendliness toward the environment as part of measure to prevent the environment from total degradation.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, Manager, NNPC Lagos Zonal office, Mr. James Adebola said the corporation on a yearly basis observes the World Environment Day in order to educate its members to be aware on the need to protect and save the environment.
”As you are aware, every June 5 is World Environmental Day and NNPC year in year out has always been observing it in order to sensitize our members on the need for them to be aware to protect, save the environment and ensure that it is not abused.
It is part of NNPC’s contribution towards saving the environment that is why we are observing it here in Lagos office. The public need to be sensitized, but we are using our staff as a means to spread the message to the larger society so that the larger society will see their sterling example in protecting the environment and follow suit. We are also hoping that some of us that are NNPC staff, who are involve in policies formation should be able to interact with political leaders and to influence decision on what NNPC is doing.
We should be cautious of environment and ensure that it is not abuse, it is our responsibility to keep a very safe environment for our future generation.”