Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Ogun State, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, has charged secondary school students in the state to be advocate for the promotion of climate actions in their various communities.
Arigbabu, who was represented by Mrs Onayiga Adeshola at a 2-day Eco-Leadership Training Workshop for secondary school students in Abeokuta, urged the students to educate their parents on the immense advantages of climate actions.
“I implore the students here present to be an advocate for the promotion of climate actions and they should take up the message to other students in their schools and even their parents,” said Arigbabu.
The Vice Principal of Nobel House College, Mrs Rita Alagboso, said that the workshop was useful to the students, adding that the training would expand their horizon on how to use Art to appreciate the earth.
According to her, it also helps the students to collaborate with their colleagues from other schools, to inculcate in them leadership skills and the need to take care of the environment.
One of the organisers and founder of Brace-Up The Young, Mr Obasanjo Fajemirokun, said the Eco-Leadership Workshop was unique in building young leaders from the four walls of the classroom to become leaders who would be environmentally aware of the impact of climate change and ready to take active steps towards curbing it.
Fajemirokun said: “We aim to equip 5,000 students across Nigeria with leadership skills, relevant content on climate action, and art education through the workshop.”
In her comments, the Executive Director, Girls 4 Leadership Initiative, Ms. Kehinde Kayode, said that the 2030 Global Development Agenda (GDAs) demands that no one should be left behind for sustainable development.