THE RELEVANCE OF SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR NATIONAL STABILITY IN NIGERIA
Nwankwo, O. C.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The primary aim of this study was to assess the relevance of sustainable environmental education for national stability in Nigeria. The need for greater awareness across-the-board, that is, the citizenry, industry, State and Federal Environmental Protection Agency was explored. From the review, the objective of environmental education programme was seen as the twin need to erase prevalent false notions pertaining to the environment while instilling and inspiring a greater sense of respect for the biosphere in our quest for development. It was observed that such education will enable all from the grassroots, through the relevant agencies to the leaders to understand the stakes, the urgent need for action, and the necessary steps that must be taken towards sustainable national environmental protection. On this note, it was noted that environmental education, though indispensable yet invaluable must be implemented together with other environmental measures for effective national stability in Nigeria.