Bauchi Determines To Address Climate Change Through Digital — Kawule

By Adamu Shehu Imam

Bauchi State Government has emphasized it determination to deals problems associates with climate change through digital innovations in urban and the state in order to keep the citizens safe and secured.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Housing and Environment, Rt Hon Danlami Ahmed Kawule during a One-Day Worksop and Panel Discussion on Climate Change at Whitehill Luxury Hotel and Apartment, on Thursday.

with theme: ‘Low Carbon Action in Ordinary Cities’ and the topic was Urban Innovation for Climate Change: Experiences in Bauchi state’

Danlami Kawule noted that Government of Bauchi is committed to improve environmental issues through various policies and programmes during the last tenure in making sure that people live in an atmospheric condition and safe environment.

He maintained that, “Governor, Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir is a digital Governor, he is always following the global happenings and taking corrective measures to mitigate environmental issues.”

The Commissioner urged the participants to discuss well and extensively the current trend in the climate change atmosphere in order to come out with more ways of intervention of the climate change.

Earlier, the Director General of Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), Dr Ibrahim Kabir opined that the impact of climate change cannot be over estimated looking at the impact that are so visible to everyone now

“Before now, when we talk about climate change, we use foreign countries as examples but now, we have it with us, we can see it, we can feel it. It is a reality, we don’t have to go far away.”

“The trees are gone, the green areas are turning brown, dried and gone. As it is now, there is no different between the Northern and Southern zones of the state. Desertification is gradually getting worst. We must stand up and act swiftly to save the environment.” He added

Kabir stressed that,”We need to put our heads together on how to get out of the situation. That is the reason we are here. Let us talk, discuss and come out with resolutions to tackle the issue.”

The workshop was organized collaboration with University of Sheffield, UK, LO-ACT, BASEPA, ACReSAL, Bauchi Project Office.