Ogan — In a bid to catch them young in the fight against climate change, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Rehabilitation Centre Ossiomo, Edo State have taken ‘Save The Earth’ campaign to schools in the area.

The organization which were at Stepping Stone International School, Ogan Community, in Orhionmwon local government area on Friday, sensitized students on the health hazards associated with chemical usage especially fertilizers, for growing crops.

According to the project team led by Sr. Eugene, the use of herbicides and fertilizers for farming activities is harmful to humans and the entire environment hence the need for people to discontinue the practice, and instead embrace organic process.

Facilitator of the sensitization visit, Charles Aghaulor explained that climate change was due to human activities, which he noted resulted in environmental disasters across the world, Nigeria inclusive.

Aghaulor who led students to pick up wastes, and further practicalized the separation of organic wastes from inorganic ones, maintained that people must do away with harmful activities to safeguard the environment.

“There was need for us to catch them young, so we decided to start from the schools for the students to know the dangers of their day to day activities as it relates to the environment;

“for them to know that they can produce organic manure from wastes, and also pass same knowledge to their parents at home as well as others around them. All is to protect life”, he told The Nigerian OBSERVER at Ogan

Principal of the school, Ehigiamusoe Pascal said the visit availed the students opportunity to learn more about climate change and most importantly its impact as well as simple ways to fight it to safeguard the environment.

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari recently inaugurated the National Council on Climate Change to marked the commencement of the implementation of the Climate Change Act 2021.

The council is to formulate policies as well as initiate programmes towards achieving green growth and sustainable economic development in Nigeria.

”The latest Intergovernmental Panel on climate change report warns that rising Green House Gas emissions could soon outstrip the ability of communities to adapt, and the window for taking decisive steps needed to spare our planet from the gravest impacts of climate change is rapidly narrowing.

”We cannot ignore what is happening in our local environment. The increasing re-occurrence of floods in several parts of the country is a wakeup call,” president Buhari lamented