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    Emir of Kano urge Nigerians to embrace tree planting culture

    The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, has called for re-introduction of tree planting programme to accelerate afforestation and protect the environment.

    He made the call when the Director General, National Great Green Wall (NAGGW) programme, Dr Yusuf Maina Bukar, paid him a courtesy visit.

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    He decried indiscriminate felling of trees which he said is posing great danger to the environment in the country.

    The Emir, who expressed satisfaction with the achievements of the Agency, sought for concerted efforts to fight desertification.

    “I want to call on Nigerians, especially those living in the 11 frontline states to embrace the culture of planting trees in their communities with the aim of curtailing the menace of desert encroachment, soil erosion and other environmental challenges,” he said.

    Bayero also enjoined his subjects to embrace tree planting geared towards achieving the desired goals.

    Earlier, Maina Bukar said that he was in the state to celebrate NAGGW Day with tree planting and enlightenment exercise on importance of tree planting.

    He said that the day was being celebrated in the 11 participating states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that it would have a vital role in creating awareness on its activities.

    Represented by Auwal Yusuf, Assistant Director in the Agency, Maina-Bukar said that it had adopted a new method of watering plants to enhance afforestation.

    He explained that the method retains moisture, especially during tree planting processes.



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