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Elections: NGO urges Nigerians to vote for candidates that promote climate change


Ahead of the governorship and state House of Assembly elections across the country on Saturday, a non-governmental organization, Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), has called on Nigerians to vote for candidates who have clear policies to tackle climate crises for a better future.

The Executive Director of GIFSEP and Africa Coordinator, Citizens Climate International, Mr David Terungwa, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.

Terungwa said that Nigerians needed leaders who would prioritise the environment and take steps toward mitigating the effects of climate change as well as fighting against other activities that would destroy the lands.

In his words, “we need policies at both state and national levels to effectively tackle climate change.

“It is our opportunity to vote for local action, ensuring you play your part. It is your civic responsibility.

“Are you not tired of sitting on the sidelines while the planet suffers? It is time to take action and make a difference by voting environmentally friendly during this election period.

“Are you not tired of the scorching heat wave? We all are, but ranting about it won’t solve the problem. Let’s make our voices heard and demand change.

“Join us and vote for climate change. Let’s stop indiscriminate mining and other activities that can damage our environment. Let’s work together to protect our planet and create a better future for ourselves and future generations.”

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