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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|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
|Sanitation Exercise, Sensitization and Advocacy, Green Rally||Badagry|
|4||Doyinsola Ogunye||08033788641, 08121251934||Sanitation||Ikate-Elegushi|
|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|
|08098256655||Sanitation exercises||Agidingbi – Ikeja|
Francis O. Alabi
|0807 864 9008
0803 427 4843
0909 212 5960
Ikorodu , Agric & environs
|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|
|15||Olatunji Ifetayo||07031349311||Sensitization/advocacy||Oja Oba Ibadan|
|16||Oloyede Kehinde Sunday
Yagboyaju Moriike Adewumi
|Sanitation & Sensitization||Oja Waso Ogbomoso|
|Sanitation Exercise||Agodi Gate, Ibadan|
|18||Ikedilo Chioma Success||08065784107||Green rally/Sensitization and advocacy||Slaughter market|
|19||Ridhwan Abiodun Salami||08061521900, 08081246788||Recycling Challenge & Sanitation Exercise||Oja Oba, Osogbo|
|20||Olaiya Olasunkanmi Olalekan
|Sanitation Exercise, Sensitisation/Advocacy and Green Rally||Ile-Ife|
|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|
Ekeanyan Ogechi Ann
|Sensitization /Advocacy||Chika Community Centre|
|25||Mrs Akintomiwa Kafilat Olanrewaju||07089678162, 08139008298 (WhatsApp)||Sensitization/Advocacy 07069120812||Lambe, Ogun State|
|Location||Akwa Ibom State|
|08164723292, 08057417778, 08065313840||Sensitization / Advocacy||Uyo Local Government|
|27||Cleaner Akwa Ibom Initiative
|08081235335||Sanitation exercise||Uruan LGA|
|28||Cyprian Aondona Ortese||08120814796 09039270463||Sanitation exercise, Sensitisation/ Advocacy||Gyado Villa Makurdi|
|29||Oluwasegun Daniel Ogunjimi||08139470504||Sanitation exercise||Orokam,Ogbadibo local government|
|30||Michael Ali||07064651773||Sanitation exercise||Ilorin, Oja Oba ,Gambari|
|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|
|33||Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor||08033383708||Sanitation exercise||Aba South