Archive | June, 2014

World Environment Day Tweet and Win!!

4 Jun



On Saturday May 31 2014, residents of Ekun Alfa beach area were inundated by flood waters from the Atlantic Ocean. The waters intruded into their homes and businesses rendering some homeless and stranded. Flooding has always been a challenge Lagos State faces but has become more intense in recent years. Many attribute it’s intensity to rising sea levels caused by melting of ice sheets in the polar region, but another school of thought believes the situation in Lagos State is worsened by the Lagos Mega Project, Eko Atlantic City. As the world marks World Environment Day (WED) 2014, with the global theme “Raise your voice, not the sea level” Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) invites you to join the debate on “Lagos floods, Sea level rise and the Eko Atlantic city project; is there a link”?
Please join the twitter conversation all through Thursday, June 5, 2014. Follow FADE @Fadeafrica and use the hash tag #WEDFADE .
It gets even more interesting! 3 participants with the most relevant tweets will win recharge cards worth N1500 or N1000 each depending on your network. Everyone loves to win. Be a winner!!! Join the conversation to raise your voice in saving our environment and proffering ways to manage flooding. The submitted views will be compiled and submitted to Lagos State Ministry of The Environment and Africa Regional Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).