Facilitators at the recently held 2021 World Environment Day Webinar with the theme, ‘Resetting our relationship with nature’ have sensitized the public that protecting nature is vital in our fight against the current environmental crisis. These crises include Global warming, the depletion of stratospheric ozone, the acidification of surface waters, the extinction of species, the destruction of tropical forests and the precipitous decline of biodiversity. The webinar was organized by Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) on Friday 4th June 2021.
Prof. R.Y Hiranmai of the Central University of Gujarat, Dr. Debashish Ghosh of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dr. Dharmendra K. Dube of Bule Hora University, Ethiopia, Dr. Ameer Kalandra of Jigjiga University, Ethiopia, Dr. Shahid Khan, a Tourism expert and Dr. Iliyasu Garba of Skyline University Nigeria (Visiting), all Keynote Speakers at the webinar agreed amongst others that environmental crisis presents an immense challenge to policy-makers and to many other organizations and individuals who must find a creative solution to sustainable environment.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V, stated that as part of the effort to promote a sustainable environment, which is aligned with the theme of the webinar, the university has deemed it fit to hold this webinar as well as the poster competition amongst secondary school in Kano. He thanked the participants and facilitators for honouring the call to be part of a programme that will promote ‘mother earth’.
He stated that the webinar served as a platform for generating awareness on the problems facing our environment such as air pollution, plastic pollution, among others. “Furthermore, we will be involving the student to helps drive change in sustaining national and international environmental policy” Prof. Ajith noted. He ended his speech with a note, “Take time for everything before time takes care of everything”.
Sanjoy Pal, a Professor of Biology & Microbiology in Skyline University, gave the closing remark. He expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for his enthusiasm towards the event and appreciated the speakers for their wonderful presentations. “We will hold the next round on Monday, 4th June, 2021 on poster competition to spread more awareness”. Dr. Sanjoy stated.