A documentary titled “no where to run” was recently screened in Abuja to raise awareness on impending environmental crisis that might occur if the country does not start taking environmental protection and policies serious.
The documentary, nowhere to run, comes at a time Nigeria is faced with severe environmental challenges. From desertification and drought in the northern part of the country, oil spill in the Niger delta, to coastal erosion in the southwest. Some of these challenges according to environmentalists are largely man made.
There are concerns that existing government policies and laws are not sufficient to drive behavioral change especially among young Nigerians.
Instead, aggressive campaigns using technology will reduce abuse on the environment.
With highlights on the unique environmental challenges and threats to Nigeria’s unity, environmentalists believe government and non-governmental actors must encourage sensitization through the arts.