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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation is set to host the 20th edition of the Chief SL Edu Memorial Lecture

… argues for a reversal of the impending total collapse of nature and the environment by 2050.

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation, a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria, will host the 20th edition of its annual Memorial Conference in honor of Chief SL Edu. The Memorial Conference is an annual event organized by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to honor the life and times of one of the nationalists, statesmen and conservationists of the pre-independence generation of the Nigeria.

The lecture series, sponsored by Chevron Nigeria, aims to bring environmental issues to the forefront of national debate while articulating solutions through expert discourse on the importance of nature and environmental conservation. key stakeholders across the country. In addition, the memorial conference has been used over the years as a platform by Chevron Nigeria to further its research in the fields of nature conservation, biodiversity, environmental management and livelihoods. sustainability by awarding a scholarship to two doctoral students studying environmental and biological sciences at any level. Nigerian University.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Only One Earth’ and will include a conversation with renowned British naturalist, Sir David Attenborough.

The event is planned to last Wednesday July 6, 2022 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, at 11 a.m. and will welcome the Honorable Minister of State for the Environment, Chief (Barr) Sharon Ikeazor; Mr. Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman of Lekki State Urban Forest and Animal Initiative and Founder of Lufasi Nature Park, His Excellency, Teshome Nkrumah, Deputy High Commissioner of Canada, Traditional Leaders, Business Leaders, Leaders community members, CSOs, academics and others will be present.

The Chief SL Edu Memorial Lecture will be streamed live on Zoom, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

You can register for free by clicking on this link: Live broadcast of Chief SL Edu’s Memorial Lecture.

Over its 19-year history, the conference has brought together renowned speakers and experts such as Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the former President of Nigeria; Mr. Martin Palmer, Alliance for Religions & Conservation, UK; Prof. Charles Okidi, University of Kenya; Chief (Dr.) Ernest Shonekan, former head of the interim government in Nigeria; Ms. Amina Mohammed, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (former Minister of Environment, Nigeria); His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, among others.


The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is the premier non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria. Established in 1980, the Foundation was registered in 1982 as a Charitable Trust under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act 1961 – a policy which was superseded by the Company and Allied Matters Act 1990. Founded by the late Chief SL Edu, NCF has its patron as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Foundation’s vision is “a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature”. This vision drives its mission to preserve all of Nigeria’s biodiversity, which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity; promote the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations, and advocate actions that minimize pollution and waste of renewable resources. NCF remains at the forefront of promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development; thus, the institutional symbol of natural resource management in Nigeria. Through its conservation projects, the foundation has developed unique nature conservation strategies that meet people’s needs while maintaining ecosystem stability. His ability to work across the spectrum of local communities, businesses and different levels of government using evidence-based actions are the unparalleled standards that utter our competence.

NCF operations focus on environmental education, biodiversity conservation, policy advocacy, public awareness on environmental issues, environmental pollution mitigation, and poverty alleviation.