RIVERS LAWMAKER, CHRISTIAN AHIAKWO BAGS FRESH AWARD ……calls for positive attitude towards environment
by Peter Henry Dee
The positive actions of the member representing Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Constituency one in the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Christian Ahiakwo in preserving and sustaining the environment has again been recognized.
The latest recognition came from the Medical Laboratory Interns of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.
The Medical Laboratory graduates in a dinner and awarded night programme they organized recently, chose the lawmakers and awarded him CHAMPION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
Leader of the Medical Laboratory Interns, Anthony Austin noted with joy that the contributions of Hon Ahiakwo has gone beyond the field of environment to other areas, especially; with his medical out reach.
Brave Views recalls that Hon Christian Ahiakwo’s foundation has treated several ailments of those who could not afford medical bills.
Speaking at the occasion, Hon Christian Ahiakwo described the award as a call for more services to humanity.
In an interview with our reporter, the State lawmaker, who is an Environmentalist called for the sustainability of the environment to enable the inhabitants get the best from it.
Hon Ahiakwo specifically called for a change of bad habit of man and adopt a friendly approach towards the environment, for it to be natural and fresh again.
“It is important, we need to sustain the environment, if we don’t sustain the environment, we are already digging our graves because the environment is all about life and life is all about environment.
“Whatever that goes into the environment comes back to us, so if we treat the environment badly, it comes back to us badly too”
Hon Christian Ahiakwo believes that gas flairing and other unhealthy activities degrading the environment could be addressed with enough political will.
“Will power and political power. If we have will power, if we have political power, anything that has to do with oil and gas pollution will be a thing of the past”, he summed up.