Imo State government has received the prestigious Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP) ‘Green City Promoters Awards’ due to the state remarkable commitment to cleanliness, greenery, beautification, energy efficiency and smart construction.
This was contained in a statement released by Ugochukwu Favour-Mayor, the Media department, Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO).
The Imo state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha received the awards during the maiden edition of the NITP National Green Cities Summit in Abuja.
NITP forum was part of the country’s support plan to sort out the menace of climate crisis.
The event attracted local and international organizations, representatives of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of Federal, State, and Local Governments, manufacturing/industrial concerns, multi-lateral agencies, professional associations, consultants and civil society organizations.
On his remarks, special adviser on sanitation and general manager, Imo state environmental transformation commission, Hon. Alex Emeziem Jnr who represented the governor said the state prime decision is to restore the green land by planting 25 million palm and trees, 20 million palm and 5 million trees across the state .