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Kano to plant three million trees to address climate change

Dahiru Hashim, coordinator of the ACReSAL project, emphasised the critical need to address climate change and environmental degradation in the region.

• June 28, 2024
Trees
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The Kano State government, through the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project, has unveiled plans to plant three million trees to address climate change and environmental degradation.

During a news conference in Kano on Friday, Dahiru Hashim, coordinator of the ACReSAL project, emphasised the critical need to address climate change and environmental degradation in the region.

The project coordinator explained that the programme would beautify the state and secure its environment.

He said the initiative, tagged “Three Million Trees Planting (3MTP),” was driven by ACReSAL projects and aimed to address climate change, environmental degradation, and deforestation in the region.

“Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf, a strong advocate for environmental sustainability, emphasised the vital role of trees in maintaining ecological balance.

“The programme will involve avenue planting, afforestation projects, and shelter belt establishment, engaging community organisations, NGOs, and civil society groups. Training sessions will ensure effective tree planting and maintenance,” he said.

According to him, legislative measures are also being developed to prevent indiscriminate tree felling and enforce penalties for violations, ensuring the long-term survival of the newly planted trees.

“Early efforts under the initiative include planting 5,000 seedlings along key roads such as State Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, and BUK Road.

“The programme also plans to plant an additional two million trees through afforestation projects and the establishment of new shelterbelts to combat desertification and promote food security,” Mr Hashim added.

He said a safe environment was key to the continued survival of humanity, adding that the need to preserve the environment was non-negotiable.

The project coordinator called on residents to participate in this historic initiative, contributing to a greener, more resilient state.

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