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Tomorrow Saturday 6, 2018, an environmental history will be made. African Clean Up Initiative (ACI) vision for national patriotism toward the environment will be fulfilled on board her novel project, Green Independence Cleanup (GIC). This project has introduced to Nigerians another level of volunteering synergy for national building.


GIC is the first national environmental exercise by ACI to mark the Nigerian independence. This exercise will be staged in different communities across Nigeria to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence at 58.


34 young Nigerians out of 100 entries received scaled through the process of accomplishing the GIC project. These Nigerians that will be unveiled tomorrow will be staging GIC with any of the following events: sanitation, sensitization and advocacy, green rally and recycling challenge to mark the country’s 58th Independence.


Alex Akhigbe, chief environmental officer, African Clean Up Initiative (ACI) noted that: “Aside celebrating Nigeria at 58, this project was initiated as a test on Nigeria’s willingness to patriotism and volunteering to environmental issues in Nigeria. The commitment and zeal shown by these GIC Team Leads toward staging the GIC project in their states is a testimony that Nigeria will surmount all her challenges to become great again.


“I am highly elated and proud to present to you these 34 Nigerians who in spite of little or no support have worked vigorously towards executing the GIC in their states.


“With our first ever national clean up and sensitization project, GREEN INDEPENDENCE CLEANUP (GIC), we will collectively be making a bold statement that unity is the wheel of progress and social impact for any country.


“Let us not join other nationals to talk down at Nigeria. Rather join people and organisations like ACI to who are contributing their quota to uplifting the image of the country and promoting clean and healthy environment for her people,” he said.

According to the project manager, Gloria Ikegbule, the exercise is designed to arouse a national patriotic spirit towards addressing our environmental challenges, encourage the act of environmental volunteerism and promote good environmental practices among Nigerians. “Selection for team leads are person(s) or organisation(s) who are passionate, nation builders, ready to commit his/her time, energy or resources to achieve this humanitarian project and, have the capacity to mobilize and execute any of the determined / chosen exercises to mark the day.

“GIC Team Leads that scaled through will be staging the GIC project in the following states: Lagos State, Oyo State, Rivers State, Osun State, FCT Abuja, Ogun State,  Akwa Ibom State, Benue State, Kwara State, Kaduna State,  Abia State and Enugu State. Some government, government agencies and organisation that endorsed the GIC project are: Oyo State Government, Kaduna State Government, Lagos State Ministry of Environment, Cleaner Lagos Initiative, Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), Oyo State Waste Management Authority, AgroNature and Rotaract Club of Ikoyi,” She stated.

For further enquiry, please reach out to info.acinigeria@gmail.com or 08021349281,  08066682322.

Below is the list of GIC team leads. Reach out to the team lead in your nearest location


to partake in this historic national exercise.

Saturday, October 6th ACI Project: Confirmed Green Independence Cleanup (GIC) Team Leads


Location Lagos State
Name of Team Lead(s) Phone Number(s) Chosen Exercise(s) for GIC Project Project Location
1 Omoh Akowe 08038584545 Green rally Surulere
2 Olamilekan Banire 09099904263, 08089991500 Sanitation, Sensitization & Green rally Alimosho
3 Ashade Abdulsalam Abiodun


Felix Uzor



08119172342, 08021098214

Sanitation Exercise, Sensitization and Advocacy, Green Rally Badagry
4 Doyinsola Ogunye 08033788641, 08121251934 Sanitation Ikate-Elegushi
5 Olayomade Adeyemo


Elegbede Oladipupo




Sanitation Exercise Lagos Island

(Olugborogan  community) Tipper garage bus-stop, Lekki-Epe Express Way

6 Ngonadi Jane Margaret 07061893629 Sanitation Iyana oba
7 Leo club, district 404A1. 08169139842 Sanitation exercise Adekunle Junction off Glover street
8 Yusuf Durodola 08183003375  08052230163 Sensitization and Advocacy (Art display) Iwaya
9 AbdulQuadri  Rashidah


08098256655 Sanitation exercises Agidingbi – Ikeja
10 Rotimi Akintola

Francis O. Alabi

Edwina Olanipekun


0807 864 9008

0803 427 4843

0909 212 5960


Green Rally


Ikorodu –

Ikorodu , Agric & environs

Ogolonto/Ebute/ Ibeshe

11 Jomay Children Affairs 08025479668 Sensitisation/Advocacy lkorodu Center

(Volunteers: children from Age 7yrs -15yrs)

12 Sewanu Michael 08036769652 Sanitation exercise Seme Border
13 Onyinye Uwakah 09080400357 Sanitation exercise Badagry Beach
14 Jayeola Constance 08097801158 Sanitation Exercise Girls Academy Simpson Street by Mandilas, Obalende
Location Oyo State
15 Olatunji  Ifetayo 07031349311 Sensitization/advocacy Oja Oba Ibadan
16 Oloyede Kehinde Sunday


Yagboyaju Moriike Adewumi



Sanitation & Sensitization Oja Waso Ogbomoso
17 Blessed Egbuchulam




Sanitation Exercise Agodi Gate, Ibadan
Location Rivers State
18 Ikedilo Chioma Success 08065784107 Green rally/Sensitization and advocacy Slaughter market
Location Osun State
19 Ridhwan Abiodun Salami 08061521900, 08081246788 Recycling Challenge & Sanitation Exercise Oja Oba, Osogbo
20 Olaiya Olasunkanmi Olalekan

Mayokun Iyaomolere

Orimolade Oluwatosin




Sanitation Exercise, Sensitisation/Advocacy and Green Rally Ile-Ife
Location FCT Abuja
21 Ocheche S. Garuba 08068679067 Green Rally/Sanitation Exercise Jabi District, AMAC
22 God’s power Martins 08056706375 Sensitization /Advocacy Lugbe Airport road
23 Festus O.  Garuba 08160091491 Sanitation Exercise Gwagwalada
24 Okeke Maxwell

Ekeanyan Ogechi Ann

Shade Olaniyan












Sensitization /Advocacy Chika Community Centre
Location Ogun State
25 Mrs Akintomiwa Kafilat Olanrewaju 07089678162, 08139008298 (WhatsApp) Sensitization/Advocacy 07069120812 Lambe, Ogun State
Location Akwa Ibom State
26 Mfon Edet


Isaac Ebiekpi

08164723292, 08057417778, 08065313840 Sensitization / Advocacy Uyo Local Government
27 Cleaner Akwa Ibom Initiative

Ekemini Brownson

08081235335 Sanitation exercise Uruan LGA
Location Benue State
28 Cyprian Aondona Ortese 08120814796 09039270463 Sanitation exercise, Sensitisation/ Advocacy Gyado Villa Makurdi
29 Oluwasegun Daniel Ogunjimi 08139470504 Sanitation exercise Orokam,Ogbadibo local government
Location Kwara State
30 Michael Ali 07064651773 Sanitation exercise Ilorin, Oja Oba ,Gambari
Location Kaduna State
31 Zomu Joshua Yashim 07030070308 08122481557 Sensitisation/Advocacy Kudenda
32 Rebecca M. Padonu

Abdulwahab Ola Suraj



Sanitation exercise, Sensitisation/ advocacy and Green rally Murtala Square. Kaduna Town, Kaduna
Location Abia State
33 Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor 08033383708 Sanitation exercise Aba South

Aba North

Location Enugu State
34 Emeka Daniel 09025757731


Sanitation exercise Enugu