By ‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday, commissioned new office complex of WordsWorth Environ Limited in Ikeja, Lagos.
At the event yesterday, the Minister reiterated the need to care for the earth so as to avoid the consequences of neglect and abuse of the environment.
The Minister’s position was also shared by Chief Executive Officer of the company, Engr. Amid Adekunle Oduborisha. WordsWorth is an environmental consulting firm with special interest in the care of the earth and the preservation of nature.
Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the event, the Minister said; “The earth is all we’ve got. The material composition of man is derived from the earth, from conception till death. All the inventions of man, for sustenance, convenience and recreation are all derived from the earth. Our biggest energy source, oil, is derived from the earth and as we begin the transition to renewable sources, we will still be dependent on the earth.”
“The duty of environmental protection is for us all. It begins with picking litters through cutting our carbon footprints and introducing environmental protection and sustainable development as a distinct and compulsory course from primary to tertiary levels of education. Governments at all levels should also be stricter on environmental protection, especially matters of environmental impact of doing business. It is for this reason I appreciate the many innovations from Wordsworth and urge you all to patronize the company.”
In his welcome address, Oduborisha appreciated God and all the people who helped him to keep his vision going, especially Aregbesola, who he said was instrumental to the company’s initial big breaks. “After 11 years in a rented space, to the glory of God, I hereby once again welcome you to the official commissioning of our new office complex. As a kid, I loved the environment, and this love was what informed my choice of career. And as a young man that was very much in tune with his local community and a very active politician, I gained the skill of managing different people from all walks of life,” he recalled.
Other dignitaries at the event include, Oba Kabir Adewale Sotobi, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, Hon. Sinai Agunbiade, Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Nurudeen Solaja, Alaketu of Ketu kingdom, Oba Adegboyega Adefowora, Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), Chairman/CEO, DSTV Nigeria and Odofin of Ikorodu, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources, ably represented by Belinda Aderonke Odeneye, Federal Ministry of Environment, ably represented by Aliyu Moshood, Director General, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Professor Aliyu Jauro, Director General and Fadilat Sheikh Muhammad Robiu Adebayo Abdul Malik, founder Lutful-lahi International.