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As way of commemorating this year’s World Environmental Day, the management of Imo state University in conjunction with the Department of Environmental Sciences on June 5, 2023, embarked on tree planting and desilting of some erosion points in the University, with the aim of maintaining cleanliness in the school environment. 

The occasion was well attended. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof UU Chukwumaeze, the Commissioner of Petroleum, the Public Relation Officer, Nze Ralph Njoku Obi, the Principal Officers and Deans were all present. The Professor in the department of Environmental Sciences at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri was also present.

Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Prof U.U. Chukwumaeze said that the most important aspect of preservation of our environment lies in the tress. He congratulated the Deans and other principal officers of the Department of Environmental Science for ensuring cleanliness in the campus. He further stated that the university is a research based center that must exhibit intellectualism. 

 Also speaking at the occasion, the Professor in the Department of Environment at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, (FUTO) Engr. Prof. C. D. Okereke deliberated on the solution to plastic pollution. He said that the United Nations has mapped out June, 5 of every year to celebrate world’s Environment Day. He said that; plastics are found in plastic manufacturing factories and that plastics must be kept away from the reach of children.

His Excellency Sen. Hope uzodinma, represented by the Commissioner for Petroleum, Hon. Eugene Oparah congratulated the students for keeping the school environment clean. He also appreciated the Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science Prof. J. A. Onyeike for his excellent work.

The Public Relations Officer Nze Njoku Obi Ralph who was in charge of activities stressed the need for cleanliness and urged the students to embark on keeping the school premises clean.

Finally, the VC inaugurated 8 male students for environmental purposes and urged the Dean to add 4 female students to complement them.