The National Project Coordinator of L-PRES, Mr. Sanusi Abubakar, alongs members of management L-PRES which included, Mr. Wasiu Ade, Technical Operation Manager; Dr. Mustapha Mohammed, Animal Health Specialist; Mr. Adamu, Communication and ICT Specialist, today 24th January 2024 received the Registrar Environmental Health Council of Nigeria Dr. Baba Yakubu Mohammed and his team at the L-PRES Headquarters.
Dr. Baba Yakubu Mohammed, the Registrar/CEO of the Environmental Health Council of Nigeria, played a pivotal role in leading his team to a preliminary meeting with L-PRES preceding the signing of an MOU with the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project.
Dr. Baba Yakubu Mohammed stated during the meeting, that one crucial aspect of concern is waste management, particularly addressing environmental concerns in abattoirs. He opined that the Collaboration of L-PRES with the Environmental Health Council of Nigeria is vital. “We’re renovating abattoirs and installing bio digesters for environmentally friendly waste disposal.” He further stated that “We’ve identified key collaboration areas such as the One Health platform, abattoir issues, and education. Our aim is to work together for a more sustainable livestock industry.”
Dr. Baba Yakubu Mohammed, the Registrar, has been instrumental in fostering collaboration between the Environmental Health Council and L-PRES. His leadership in the preliminary meeting laid the groundwork for the forthcoming MOU, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in addressing environmental challenges.
The registrar, expressed his gratitude for the collaboration and emphasized the importance of working collectively to address environmental challenges. He highlighted the need for support in training environmental health officers to meet the demands of the changing landscape.
The National Coordinator L-PRES acknowledged the collaborative effort, emphasizing the importance of addressing environmental sustainability. He applauded the Council’s strides in creating better and more environmental friendly waste disposal methods. Advocacy, institutional strengthening, and support for enforcing environmental legislation were also discussed.
The Technical Operations Manager and Animal Health Specialist L-PRES elaborated on the project’s environmental aspects, particularly waste management and carbon credits. They stressed the importance of advocacy, education, and obtaining support from various departments.
In summary, the collaboration between L-PRES and the Environmental Health Council of Nigeria holds promise for addressing environmental challenges in the livestock industry. The focus on waste management, bio digesters, and training underscores the commitment to a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach.
This collaboration aligns with the national agenda for environmental sustainability and holds potential for positive impacts on the livestock value chain.