Oluremi Tinubu, environment minister, others for inauguration of IEPN governing council Tuesday

First Lady Oluremi Tinubu, Minister of Environment, Balarabe Abbas Lawal and other dignitaries will on Tuesday attend the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Institute of Environmental Practitioners of Nigeria (IEPN) in Abuja.

A statement by the national president of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr. Efegbidiki Okobia, and the national president Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), Akpabio Essien, disclosed that the establishment of the Institute of Environmental Practitioners aims to address the pressing need for Professionalism, comprehensive research, education, and action to combat environmental challenges.
The IEPN Bill 2021 was sign into act on the 26th of May 2023 by former President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The institute will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovative solutions to safeguard our planet’s health and resilience,” they said.

The IEPN Bill was first initiated in 1999 by the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), was signed into law during the tenure of the present NES leadership led by Dr. Okobia and WAMASON led by Akpabio Essien.