Come Sunday 10th of September, 2017, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa led Seagull Band will be hosting a lecture and presentation at the Ballroom of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The subject of the lecture and stage presentation is ‘Climate Change… A Time for Action’.
The Seagull carnival band is one of the official carnival bands that participate annually in the Calabar carnival. The band won the last carnival competition with her excellent depiction of the 2016 carnival theme ‘Climate Change’.
Speaking with journalists at her residence on Wednesday, Sen. Ita-Giwa who is a former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters said “The management of the band have since come to appreciate the need to highlight the consequences of climate change on our fragile planet. In this regard, the band has adopted the advocacy for action on climate change. It is our desire to bring the message home to a wider audience, hence our decision to host a lecture and stage presentation for a discerning audience of about 250 people. Therefore, we have invited an expert on the subject of “Climate Change” to give a lecture to drive home the dire consequences of inaction” she said.
Sen. Ben Bruce will be delivering the keynote address at the event, while environmental activist, Desmond Majekodunmi will be giving a lecture on climate change. There will be stage performances on climate change using dance and costume. The carnival band will also be performing the carnival winning display tagged ‘Green Revolution’, in addition to special musical performances by leading Nigerian entertainers. The green revolution is a major component of climate change which has been the thrust of the United Nations campaign for a safe global environment.
Sen. Ita Giwa has over the years been in the forefront of sensitizing the people and organisations within the continent on the need to provide a lasting solution to Climate Change.