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U.S. consulate partners Lagos on greener environment

By Godwin Onyemaechi

The United States (U.S.) Mission in Nigeria said yesterday it will partner Lagos State government to promote sustainable living environment.

Consular General of the U.S. Embassy in Lagos Mrs Claire Pierangelo said this while receiving officials of the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) at the consulate in Lagos.

Mrs Pierangelo expressed the readiness of the mission to help improve and manage quality air across the state.

LASEPA General Manager Dr. Dolapo Fasawe said the meeting was part of the agency’s drive for environmental innovations.

“LASEPA seeks for knowledge and skill sharing opportunities to drive policy and innovations to make our environment better, particular, the air quality management,” Fasawe said.

While expressing confidence that the partnership will open new opportunities for tackling environmental challenges, she said engaging and empowering younger citizens on environmental matters and published research partnerships are also priorities of the agency.

“With both parties having the desire to build mutually beneficial and impactful partnership to drive environmental sustainability, we must begin to take conscious effort towards mitigating the adverse effect of air pollution,” she stated.


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