Environment Minister Ring Trade Closing Bell At Nigerian Stock Exchange
‘’As we strive to green the economy, we must begin to reduce environmental degradation, pollution, and the effects of climate change’’. – Amina Mohammed
The Minister of Environment, Amina J. Mohammed on Tuesday rang the Trade Closing Bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos.
The Minister of Environment who was received by the Chief Executive Officer of the Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema to share the ‘New Narrative’ at Federal Ministry of Environment that focuses on Empowering People, taking Climate Action and Protecting the Environment’.
The Minister believes that Environment and private sector partnership is key towards a sustainable transition to a green economy. This will ensure that industries adhere to standard and regulations on environmental protection.
Meeting with some of the CEOs of listed companies on the issue of sustainable development in Nigeria beyond just Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR), Amina Mohammed says companies need to be more responsible by adopting sustainable business models. The era of sustainable development is the paradigm shift needed to ensure that we protect the planet for future generations by ensuring the interaction of the environment, social and economic needs.
Putting people at the centre is good for business says Amina Mohammed. Speaking at the event, The Minister says the response at Federal Ministry of Environment includes creating opportunities that grow a prosperous nation through an empowered people, capable of taking action and contributing to the protecting of the planet.
This is reinforcing the Administration’s approach in the change agenda for the environment sector through peace, jobs and a corruption free society The Private Sector must contribute to this new change by adopting a business model that is transparent, accountable and encourages women in decision making roles.