The Federal Ministry of Environment says it will collaborate with the Australian Government to address some environmental issues affecting Nigeria.

Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, the Minister of State for Environment, made this known while receiving the Australian High Commissioner, Ms Claire Ireland, on Monday, June 22, 2020, in Abuja.

Ikeazor said that the Australian high commission had been working closely with the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Mines and Steel where they share ideas on environmental and mineral resources issues.

“Bear in mind that Australian and Nigeria are Commonwealth nations, we come together to tackle the climate change crisis and come up with a solution.

“The Australia High Commission has done a documentary about mentoring and having young girls in leadership positions so that the young girls can take over from us when we expire,”  she said.

Speaking, Ireland said that both countries have similarities on the environment, climate, soil and natural resources, such as minerals, saying both countries have a lot to share with each other.

“I am the first female high commissioner in Nigeria and the environment is an area I have passion for, I am looking for an opportunity to work together and also support women.

“Australian has a large coastal line and we have mangrove issues like Nigeria but we have the experience in restoring mangrove, which we will also share with Nigeria,” she said.

SOURCE: ENVIRONEWSNIGERIA.COM

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