A leading tecommunication company in Nigeria, Etisalat has reiterated its commitment to environmental conservation in Nigeria by continually doing its business responsibly and in conformity with international best practices on environmental standards.
Head, Environmental Compliance & Public Relations, Etisalat Nigeria, Oluseyi Osunsedo, revealed this at an event organised by the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre and Etisalat Nigeria to commemorate the 2016 World Environment Day, in Lagos.
While underlining the importance of a healthy ecosystem to environmental sustainability and socio-economic growth, Osunsedo said the telecom company would continue to promote responsible environmental conservation in and around all its operations across Nigeria.
“At Etisalat Nigeria, we are passionate about the environment. This is why we have environment as part of our three core CSR platforms, the other two being education and health. We take environmental protection seriously because we are aware of the negative impacts that can occur from improper management of natural resources and its effect on the environment”, she said.
On his part, Director, Environment Services, Lagos State Ministry of The Environment, Dr. Iyabo Philips, who represented the Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, commended the telecopm company and other partners for their collaborative effort on environmental sustainability. She said, “Environmental conservation is our collective responsibility. Our existence depends on how well we can keep our environment because we are all connected: human, plant and the earth.”
Chairman, Nigerian Environmental Society, Dr. Eugene Itua, while stating that Nigeria was blessed with a very rich wildlife, however decried the harmful practices that have put wildlife into near extinction. “