Kwache tasks church leaders on fight against climatic change

A United Kingdom-based philanthropist, environmental advocate and founder, I.Y Kwache Foundation, Dr Iliya Yame Kwache, has called on the church to as a matter of urgency take a front seat in the fight against climatic change and global warming if any appreciable progress should be achieved.

Dr Kwache made this called Wednesday in Yola while presenting a paper titled “The Church and Climatic Change: The Way Forward,” at the annual conference of Lutheren Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) organised for pastors of the church across the country, describing them as moral compass of the society with large followership, thus making them to occupy the position to drive the fight against climatic change.

Kwache further explained that, global warming due to climatic change is the greatest enemy and threat to humanity at the moment, hence the need for individuals and groups to also do their part in mitigating the challenge.

According to him, the Church must not only take tree planting campaign seriously and include it in their agenda but also take deliberate measures to encourage and enlighten their members, especially during Sunday services and other activities.

He commended the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria under Archbishop Fanti Filibus, for its efforts not only in evangelism but also in all areas of human endeavours, such as education, health, agriculture and empowerment among other areas of human endeavours; which continue to bring succour to humanity.

He also lauded the establishment of Lutheran University of Nigeria (LUN) Numan and suggested that the university should run a renewable energy department,  capturing solar and wind energy, just as he also disclosed the Foundation’s plan to plant over 1000 trees in the university in its 2024 annual tree planting campaign.