Climatic changes over the years has now become rapid due to industrialization and man’s activities which are not environmental friendly

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."


ESTABLISHMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER CORPS

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO FORM AN EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEER CORP AND RUN IT INDEPENDENTLY AS AN NGO BUT IN LIASON WITH ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HEALTH AND SAFETY.

The Voluntary Corps

  1. The Environmental Volunteer Corp has been in existence in one form or the other but is not organized or well coordinated. To this group belong the several people that make public complaints on various issues of the environment out of concern for the common good.
  2. The purpose of establishing a Volunteer Corp is to give them a voice, an organization and to make them more effective is assisting environmental governance.
  3. The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) is to pioneer and provide guidance for the establishment of this Corp as requested by the Environmental Baseline Study Steering Committee; however the Environmental Volunteer Corp shall act as an independent Non-Governmental Organization, challenging both the public and private sector on issues of the environment.
  4. To create more awareness and increase public participation, the Environmental Volunteer Corp is recommended to run a continuous mass media programme (radio or television) where all issues of environmental concerns are raised and resolved.
  5. A website shall be created for the Volunteer Corp to further reach out to all Nigerians especially Lagosians.
  6. A dedicated line in any desired network shall be given to all registered members of the Volunteer Corp so that they can easily communicate on environmental issues with one another and government agencies for necessary action.
  7. The dedicated line for Volunteer Corp shall also linked and given to key officers in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Lagos State.
  8. A bulletin for the running of the environmental Volunteer Corp has been drafted for consideration.