NBC marks World Environment Day, reaffirms pledge to environmental sustainability

Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the bottler of Coca-Cola products in Nigeria has reiterated its resolve to environmental sustainability as it celebrated this year’s World Environment Day.

While observing the global day for environment in Nigeria on the 5th of June 2017, the company participated in tree planting exercises, sensitization walks and other programmes in recognition of the environment and in line with the global theme for 2017 World Environment Day – Connect with Nature.

In a company statement, the Director of Legal, Public Affairs and Communication for NBC, Sade Morgan said, “World Environment Day is a great opportunity to collaborate with stakeholders in protecting our environment, while reinforcing our Company’s commitment towards a sustainable future. This year, the theme, Connect with Nature, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and importance, and then act to protect it. This is part of what inspired NBC to support tree planting exercises in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, and Edo State Ministry of Environment and Public Utilities.”

L-R: Regional Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (North) Mr. Mohammed Aminu; Professor Bassey Ubom, University of Abuja and Minister for State of Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, during the 2017 World Environment Day celebration in Abuja recently

Speaking to stakeholders at a tree planting exercise at Ramat Park, Benin City, Governor Godwinn Obasekki of Edo State stated that a forestry commission would be created to manage afforestation in the state, while committing to plant 250,000 trees annually.

In Abuja, where the Federal Ministry of Environment participated in a sensitization walk, the Honourable Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jubril, tasked all stakeholders to take active part in preserving the environment for the benefit of all.

NBC in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment organized a lecture which brought together individuals, students, government and non-governmental organization, market representatives, businesses and entrepreneurs, to raise awareness about key environmental issues and challenges.

Speaking at the lecture which held at the Kanu Ndubuisi Park, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, President of Waste Management Society of Nigeria discussed practical ways on how people can connect with nature, and how a clean environment can enhance the economic value in Lagos and Nigeria.

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