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FG applaud Ekiti compliance with the ESIA

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

The EIA Act CAP E12 LFN 2004 required large development activity advocates.

The Nigerian federal government has applauded the state government of Ekiti for its shown conduct of compliance with the National Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) act of Nigeria and other existing environmental laws and regulations in the execution of developmental projects. The state’s efforts to lessen the adverse effects of the project on the environment and the socioeconomic well-being of locals are seen as a necessary first step in solving the pressing and foreseeable environmental problems that would arise as a result of the construction and operation of the project.

Represented by a Deputy Director in the Environmental Assisted Department of the Ministry, Dr. Musa Gashua, Minister for Environment Barr Mohammed Abdullahi gave the commendation in Ado- Ekiti during a three-day panel review meeting of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) reports on Ekiti Cargo Airport, Ado-Akure dualized road and Ekiti State Knowledge Zone projects in the state. For all significant developmental initiatives in the nation, he said, advocates are required under the provisions of the EIA Act CAP E12 LFN 2004 to conduct an environmental and social impact assessment.

Projects must be carried out without compromising environmental elements.

To expose environmental difficulties, social obstacles, and other undesirable effects connected with project execution, Abdullahi urged other state governments to undertake an environmental and social impact assessment of projects in his remark on the ESIA reports for the three projects. He argues that the country’s environmental degradation, pollution, and catastrophic natural disasters like floods, erosion, landslides, and others are all related to a lack of attention given to such assessment reports and that this lack of focus is the root cause of all of these challenges.

He added that the panel review meetings involving the three tiers of government and other essential stakeholders would increase public engagement and contributions in ensuring that the projects were carried out in the most environmentally and socially sustainable manner possible. While projects are a sign of progress and development, they must be carried out in a manner that does not compromise environmental elements or the requirements of the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (EIA Act) CAP E12 LFN 2004 or any other legislation currently in effect in the nation.

The project will encourage other state governments to adopt EIA.

A panel of regulators and experts has been assembled to carefully examine and evaluate the EIA to make sure it follows global best practices. According to Gashua, the viability of the project, its influence on the environment, and the technical feasibility of the project have all been reviewed, and the project’s pedigree has been extensively examined. Having fulfilled all necessary procedures, he deemed the initiative an effective means of encouraging other state governments to adopt Environmental Impact Assessments for upcoming projects.

An advisor to the State Government on environmental affairs, Dr. Akinyemi Akinyugha, stressed the State Government’s commitment to the implementation of suggestions for environmental management both during and after the execution of the projects. Just as the government places a high value on the health, safety, and wellness of the people of Ekiti, he said, conducting ESIAs for the projects is a top priority. Dr. Akinyugha reaffirmed that the state administration is committed to achieving sustainability in all aspects of its development plan.

Current state is leveraging its potential for more development.

The Ekiti state government is maximizing its agrobusiness and knowledge economy potential by capitalizing on its proximity to Lagos and its significance as a gateway to the North from the South. Members of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, the Ekiti State Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, chairman of the benefited local governments, environmentalists, representatives from the relevant regulatory bodies, ecologists, geographers, and socioeconomic experts all made up the panel that visited the sites of the projects.


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9 months ago

FG applaud Ekiti compliance with the ESIA – The EIA Act CAP E12 LFN 2004 required large development activity advocates. – Express your point of view.

DimOla
DimOla
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9 months ago

Ekiti State government really deserve applaud from the federal government due their compliance to Environment Impact Accessment. Every other state government should be encourage to emulate and comply with the EIA project to achieve global best practices

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

It is indeed interesting that the Ekiti State government comply with Environment Impact Accessment project. I hope every other state will do the same .

Abusi
Abusi
Member
9 months ago

It is a very good thing to obey environmental laws, and Ekiti has done that. So it’s worthy of it’s recognition by the Federal Government. Other states should also regard their environment.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
9 months ago

The federal government commendation in Ekiti State for following National Environmental Impact assessment is a good development to the state,this will ginger other state to follow proper environmental standard.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
9 months ago

It is encouraging that the federal government of Nigeria recognizes the efforts of the state government of Ekiti to comply with the National Environmental Impact Assessment act of Nigeria and other current environmental laws and regulations in the carrying out of development projects.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

In order to address the imminent and foreseen environmental difficulties, it is essential that the state make an effort to mitigate the project’s negative impacts on the environment and the local economy.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

In the comment on the ESIA reports for the three projects, it is suggested that state governments conduct environmental and social impact assessments of projects.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

problems like environmental deterioration, landslides, and others in the country can be traced back to a general disregard for such reports of evaluation.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

Capitalizing on its proximity to Lagos and its role as a gateway to the North, the government of Ekiti state is doing everything it can to make the most of its potential in the areas of agrobusiness and the knowledge economy.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
9 months ago

The effort ought to be an efficient way of encouraging other state governments to implement Environmental Impact Assessments for future projects in their jurisdictions.

jdpumping
jdpumping
Member
9 months ago

It’s really a good thing by the Ekiti government by complying fully to the environmental Acts of the federal government in all projects they carry out,I hope other states would comply

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

It’s great that the project’s lineage has been thoroughly investigated, and its viability, environmental impact, and technical feasibility have all been assessed.

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

Projects are a symbol of development and progress, but they must be carried out in a way that doesn’t jeopardize environmental factors or the Environmental Impact Assessment criteria.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

It is a very good thing to obey environmental laws Ekiti State government really deserve appraisal’s from the FG due their compliance to Environment Impact Accessment.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

Ekiti state is doing well it is very good of them comply to the environment impact assessment strictly follow it well other state need to learn and watch from them so the can follow the environment impact assessment that will have good impact in the environment

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

It is encouraging that the federal government of Nigeria acknowledges the efforts made by the state government of Ekiti to abide by other current environmental laws and regulations when carrying out development projects and the National Environmental Impact Assessment Act of Nigeria.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
9 months ago

It is very encouraging to see that environment are being considered in the project implementation. Mandating of the EIA policy is important in our various community

Last edited 9 months ago by Ultra0711
Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

FG applaud Ekiti compliance with the ESIA. Nice one for Ekiti, keeping the comply with Environment Impact Accessment projectaaaa

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

The country’s environmental degradation, landslides, and other issues can be linked back to a general disrespect for such evaluation reports.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

This should prove to be an effective means of persuading governments in other states to do EIAs on future developments within their borders.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
9 months ago

The state must make an effort to lessen the environmental and economic damage caused by the project if we are to deal with the imminent and foreseeable environmental problems.