Marching Against Gas Flaring
Save Ijaw Nation Group popularly known as SING Foundation has called for an immediate end to gas flaring in the Niger Delta region. The group made their position known during the world environment day celebration, a day set aside by the United Nations (UN) to mark the global event.
The environmental group took to the street as it undertook an awareness walk which is aim at bringing to the limelight and public consciousness the dangers and evil of gas flaring to the environment of the Niger Delta.
Sing in a statement released to the press emphasized the need for the public to recognize the importance and the advantages of a good and well environment to human beings and other living things.
Dr. Itari Turner, a SING Foundation representative said this years environment day celebration is used to raise serious awareness on the menacing trend of gas flaring and other oil exploration activities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
He expressed sadness that over seventy-seven million people in the world die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution. He on behalf of the SING Foundation urges the government, oil companies, manufacturing industries, communities, and individuals to form a united front towards advancing the use of renewable energy and green technologies so as to improve air quality in cities and communities across Niger Delta and the Nation at large.
According to Turner, SING is determined to work with every stakeholder in order to advance the well-being of humanity through the environment. “We shall also continue to encourage government, private sector and citizens on the need to galvanise actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet”.
To draw attention to their worthy cause of preserving and sustaining good environment the SING Foundation marched through major streets of Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, it held aside talk show at the popular mile one market before rounding off the walk at the famous Isaac Boro park in the garden city of Port Harcourt.