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 Kano Governor Yusuf Flags-Off Tree Planting Campaign To Combat Climate Change

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As part of the effort to combat climate change devastation, the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has flagged off the planting of over three million trees across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

The tree planting campaign was in collaboration with the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) and the World Bank program.

The Governor who planted a tree at the gate of Government House on Sunday, said “the essence of the program is to encourage residents to come out and participate in the tree planting exercise across the State.”

He said “The exercise will be along the major roads across the metropolitan Local Government areas of the state, to encourage the people to come out en masse to start planting trees in their houses, on the roads as well as all the other places. “

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“Most of the trees that are sold in the state have been cut off by so many users, so we want to ensure that the older ones are replaced,” he said.

“We went to as much as possible in conjunction with ACReSAL – a World Bank programme to purchase so many of those seedlings. So far we have chosen about three million seedlings that will be distributed across all the 44 Local Government Areas of the state. The largest share of about 1.2 million will be distributed and planted across major streets in the metropolitan areas.

In his remarks, the Project Coordinator, Dr Dahir Muhammad Hashim said the project aimed at arresting the menace of climate change which has exposed the state to excessive heat of recent.

He added that with the initiative given the desired consideration, the issues which endangered the living conditions of all living things will surely come to an end while witnessing a better and healthier life for all.

Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano

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