366 plantation species established in Kano — FG

The federal government said on Thursday it had established more than 366 species of plantations in 2013 so far in Kano state.

Mr. Isah Sadiq, Deputy Director of Forestry and Land Use Planning at the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), made the revelation during an on-the-ground investment assessment in Kano State .

Sadiq said the agency visited two local government areas namely Gabasawa and Makoda as part of the on the ground assessment in the state.

He said the purpose of the exercise was to raise awareness of the agency’s goals and the importance of addressing environmental challenges.

According to him, Nigeria is one of the countries facing environmental challenges, such as land degradation, drought, climate change and others, adding that about 11 states are on the front line.

“In 2013 and 2014, we established 22 kilometers of protection belt and in 2021 we have already established 50 kilometers, which is 72 kilometers of protection belt.

“For forest lots, we have established 165 hectares and 14 hectares of orchard plantations between 2013 and 2021.

“In addition to this, we have also established 50 hectares of Senegal acacia plantations and 65 hectares of native species.

“We also visit institutions to plant various species of plantations to help schools solve environmental problems,” he said.

Sadiq, however, praised the efforts of officials and communities to work together to ensure that all plantations are maintained and protected.

He advised them to continue their hard work, adding that when the trees reached full growth, the communities would come to appreciate what they were working for.

Mr. Ahmed Mukhtar, the agency’s field officer in the state, appreciated the efforts of the communities supporting the officials to ensure effective service delivery.

“I am happy to hear such praise, we will continue to do our best to achieve good and positive results,” Mukhtar said.

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