Lagos which is situated along the southwestern coast of Nigeria, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the biggest cities and financial centers in Africa. So is one of the biggest cities in Africa sinking? Well, the answer is yes.
Prof. Adeniji Gbadegeshin of the Department of Geography at the University of Ibadan, UI who is an environmentalist said that the state is sinking as a result of the effects of global warming.
As part of reduction measures, Lagos state In 2018 developed a climate action plan targeted to ensure that the state reaches net zero by 2050 and has started to yield dividends according to the Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his administration is committed to cooperating with professional experts, global organizations, and communities in order to build resilience and keep the state at the forefront of climate action.
Through his Deputy Governor Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, The Governor stated that his administration is committed to dedicated to creating and implementing a resource reuse culture in order to reduce waste.
“Climate change is an indisputable fact brought on by our unrestrained and irresponsible interactions with the environment. It has terrible effects that go beyond generations, ideologies, and borders,” The Governor stated.
Simha Asuquo contributes from Lagos, Nigeria