Climate Change: ‘Study Shows Lagos is Sinking, Needs Support’

As part of mitigation measures, Lagos State in 2018 developed a climate action plan. The plan targets ensuring it achieves net zero by 2050.

Experts, government officials, and stakeholders recently converged on Lagos where, at a summit they pondered the prevention and mitigation of climate change in the state.

An environmentalist warned on the occasion that the state was sinking as a result of the effects of global warming.

It was Prof. Adeniji Gbadegeshin of the Department of Geography at the University of Ibadan (UI).

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that his government was dedicated to working collaboratively with professionals as well as organizations, and the global community to create resilience and keep the state at the fore-front of climate action.

Sanwo-Olu stressed that the state government had developed a climate action plan to ensure it achieved net zero by 2050.

The conference’s theme was ‘Climate Change: Man, Nature, and the Threat to Life: Lagos State as a Case-Study,’ and it took place at Alausa, Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu, through the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stated that his government was dedicated to implementing and cultivating a resource reuse culture in order to decrease waste.

“Climate change is an undeniable reality that we have brought upon ourselves through our uncontrolled and unsustainable interaction with the environment. It has dire consequences that cross borders, ideologies, and generations,” he stated.

“The effects are already with us, manifesting in various forms, including excessive drought, heat, and flooding, among others.” the governor added.