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World Ocean Week in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Dr. Lydia Adeleke pulled again all straps to organise an engaging programme to celebrate the ocean and honour the UN motto for World Ocean Day 2022 "Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean".

Together with Prof. Fagbenro of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) she enrolled the collaboration of Mundus maris, interested FUTA staff and Aquaworld, reviving a successful alliance from last year.

It started out with a plastic creativity challenge for high school students to turn plastic garbage into a creative object. All entries were to be auditioned on June 6, at the Staff Seconday School.

The response to the announcement was quite good. Lots of students participated in the event that celebrated the winners. See pictures below.

The student challenge was followed by a webinar on 7 June centered around the UN motto. Speakers were Prof. O.A. Fagbenro, Dr. M. Lydia Adeleke, and Paul Ayomide Eweola as youth adviser for World Ocean Day.

More action was on the menu for World Ocean Day, 8 June, itself with an early morning Clean-Up Fiesta starting at the FUTA car park.

Combining education, learning, creativity, incentives, practical action and fun is the winning formula or World Ocean Week celebrations in and around the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), powered by Mundus maris and Aquaworld.