Sterling Bank Plc has partnered with Creative Youth Community Development Initiative to provide climate change adaptation solutions in Nigeria as part of its commitment to a healthier and safer ecosystem.
According to a statement by the organization, the campaign tagged #NaijaClimateNow would present an opportunity for stakeholders within the environmental space, to reflect on issues affecting Nigeria and propose solutions towards climate adaptation on the race to zero emission.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, stated that the bank had been promoting practices that protect the environment for the benefit of humanity through its corporate social responsibility initiative known as the Sterling Environmental Makeover.
He said STEM, which was launched more than a decade ago as a cleaning exercise promoting sanitation and hygiene, has over the years evolved into a national movement championing the cause of the environment.
The program currently covers public enlightenment campaigns, partnerships with waste management agencies in almost all the states of the federation, tree planting initiatives to combat desertification in parts of Northern Nigeria, and an annual national cleaning exercise.
He added that Sterling Bank has committed more than a billion Naira to the program since its inception.
The campaign, according to the statement, would enable green businesses in climate-smart agriculture, food processing, water resources, climate technology, and biodiversity protection while promoting Climate Change Enterprises to champion Green Recovery in Lagos and across other Nigerian states.