Climate Change: Nigeria Police to launch ‘Go Green Initiative’ January – IGP


The Nigeria Police Force has announced plans to begin a “Go Green Initiative” in 2024 as a solution to aid Nigeria’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), said this on Monday in Dubai at a side event in the ongoing COP28 climate change summit.

This endeavor, he explained, was the Nigeria Police’s carbon emissions reduction programme.

According to him, the sustainable development project would also improve the effectiveness and capacity of the police to fight crime and preserve peace and order in the country.

“There is a growing concern about climate change around the world.

“What the police are doing is blazing the trail so that other government agencies will follow suit.

“The initiative plans to encourage a lifestyle change amongst officers by implementing various eco-friendly strategies.

“These include planting trees around police stations, using solar power to light up police facilities, and rolling out gas and electric vehicles,” said the police chief.

Egbetokun also stated that the project would contribute to Nigeria’s worldwide commitment to minimizing the effects of climate change

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