Environmental and Petroleum Resources Mgmt Law expected soon in Akwa Ibom

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Akwa Ibom State Government will soon issue the Environmental and Petroleum Resources Management Law.

The commissioner for Environment and Petroleum Resources, Sir Charles Udoh made this known Tuesday, 24th November 2020,while declaring open a One -Day capacity building presentation on Environmental Management System(EMS) organised by  the Directorate of Climate Change and Awareness at the Conference Hall  of the Ministry.

According to the Commissioner when the law is in place, all the illegal environmental activities in the state will be taking care of.

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Sir Udoh who expressed his delights at one day capacity presentation, thanked  the Director of Climate Change and Awareness, Mrs. Ini Umo for the initiative and “noting that knowledge gained at any point is not wasted.”

Imploring the participants to  utilize knowledge  gained, Sir Udoh  commended the resource person ,Mrs.  Bella Enobong Emmanson for making herself available to share knowledge with  fellow officers in the Ministry of Environment and Petroleum Resources .

Sir Udoh  who acknowledged the  availability of abundant  potentials in the ministry hinted the participants at the event that better days  lie ahead and therefore solicited continued support and cooperation from the staff.

 The Environment Boss said “nobody can succeed in tackling environmental issues without awareness.”

In his remarks , the Permanent Secretary ,  Mr.  Nsudoh Nsudoh who thanked  the  Commissioner  for gracing the occasion, noted that knowledge sharing is always beneficial to participants.

Earlier, the Director of Climate Change and Awareness, Mrs Ini  Umo in her remarks said the  essence of the seminar was to have information shared and knowledge exchanged on a monthly basis.

The resource person, Mrs Bella  Enobong Emmanson, a Chief Environmental  Management Officer, while making her presentation on Environmental Management System (EMS), emphasised that EMS  “will promote a periodical evaluation of environmental performance  in organisation, mitigating the adverse impacts and taking advantage of positive ones”.

Those also in attendance were the Director of PRS, Mr.  Kufre Afangide, Director of Pollution and Waste Management, Mrs. Maria Akpan, Director Erosion and flood control, Mr. Okon Effiong, Staff of Directorate of Climate Change and Awareness and two staff each from all the Directorates in the Ministry of Environment and Petroleum Resources.