The Global Environment Facility(GEF); a global fund provider that addresses issues of environment such as biodiversity, land degradation, climate change, international waters and pollution is set to generate environmental statistics to enable and support Nigeria’s efforts at achieving a sustainable environment for the good of the citizenry.
This was stated on Thursday at a two-day 11th GEF National Steering Committee Meeting in Abuja. It is believed that GEF would do more in the area of data collection and management to generate environmental statistics for the nation’s development.
The Director, Planning, Research and Statistics/GEF Operational Focal Point, Federal Ministry of Environment Alhaji Auwal Ahmed, stated that:“they shall do their best to involve any interest stakeholder and the private sector in the Nigerian development project to ensure sustainable environment, alleviate poverty, and create employment to our populace.
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