The Federal Ministry for Environment says it would promote policies for nationwide sustainable awareness campaign on the importance of environmental protection.

The Permanent Secretary of the ministry Ibikun Odusote made this known in Kaduna at the opening of the 13th meeting of the National Council for Environment, NCE with the  theme: Promoting Environmental Advocacy for Sustainable Development: A Panacea for Achieving the Next Level Agenda.

According to her, the council would come up with policies that would create awareness on the consequences of neglecting the environment on the society. She called for research and innovations to enhance sustainability of nature and securing quality environment conducive for good health and wellbeing of fauna and flora.

Earlier, Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ibrahim Hussain said advocacy is a strong tool for promoting sustainable environmental protection practices.

In a remark, Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Environment, Bolatito Bisesan called on participants to generate a roadmap for reversing adversities in the sector and build a buffer to wedge the rapidly degrading areas.