Nigeria: Centre for Biodiversity Takes Off in Niger Delta
The Centre for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Watershed (ICBCW) has taken off in the Niger Delta region following its inauguration to commence research, training and education in the region.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers/UNESCO-Regional Centre Integrated for River Basin Management, Professor Oladapo Afolabi, inaugurated the centre at the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amasomma in Southern-Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa State.
Speaking during the inauguration, Afolabi, said the ICBCW was established in the region through a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NDU and the Foundation for Conservation of Nigerian Rivers.
The former Head of Service of the Federation, who stated that building of the centre in the Niger-Delta was necessary because of the largest biodiversity in the region, assured that the centre would go a long way to help the environment in the Niger-Delta as well as serve as centre for research and education.