World Bird Day: Nigerians enjoined to conserve natural habitat for well-being of birds
Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Muhammad Garba Boyi
By Akanji Alowolodo, Bauchi
As the world celebrates World Migratory Bird Day, Nigerians have been enjoined to conserve and protect the natural habitat of the birds and environment from degradation.
The Zonal Coordinator, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) Muhammad Garba Boyi made the call at an event to commemorate the 2022 World Migratory Day held at AD Rufai College of Education, Misau in Bauchi state.
Muhammad Boyi explained that this will change environmental disaster that may negatively affect the birds saying that the natural resources, species and habitat are gradually facing out requiring that urgent but adequate measures should be taken to protect the environment for the existence of the birds.
He also pointed out that those natural species are used as remedy for human consumption and medication hence the need for all as sundry to contribute their quota towards protecting and preserving the environment .
The Zonal Coordinator further said that the Foundation is with partnership of AD Rufai College of Education and the Bauchi State Tourism Development Corporation on the training and retraining personnel.
Earlier, the Provost of AD Rufai College of Education and Legal Studies, Misau, Dr. Auwal Amba who was represented by the Deputy Provost, Sulaiman Wakili commended the organizers of the event for establishing a Conservation Club in the institution saying that it would go a long way safeguarding the environment and urged the students to protect their environment.
In a remark, the Commissioner Tourism and Culture Bauchi, Dr. Asmau Ahmad who said every 29th October has been set aside by United Nation to celebrate the day is apt to educate people on the need to preserve the environment.
The Commissioner who was represented by the General Manager, Bauchi State Tourism Development Corporation Malam Muhammad Nasir Yusuf called on Nigerians to reawaken their consciousness towards contributing immensely in conserving the environment as Government has invested a lot towards conserving the environment.
A Conservation Club has been established in the college to help disseminate information to the students on the importance of protecting the environment and natural habitat.