Kogi Flags off planting of 17,166 Trees

The Kogi State Government has Flagged off aggressive tree planting of 17,166 trees and promotion of climate smart agriculture in the three Senatorial

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Kogi Flags off planting of 17,166 Trees


The Kogi State Government has Flagged off aggressive tree planting of 17,166 trees and promotion of climate smart agriculture in the three Senatorial district of the State.
Our Kogi State Correspondent, reports that the Tree planting project was made  through the State Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes, (ACReSAL).
The Project Coordinator of  ACReSAL, Barr. Ladi Ahmed Jatto, made the disclosure at the flag off ceremony in Kabba, Kabba Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Jatto said the project aims at restoring 600 hectres of land, with support for 150 farmers with improved maize seedlings for dry season farmers for farmers in Kabba.
She described landscape management as important to agriculture, adding that, the ACRESAL project in the State has started yielding dividends in the State under Governor Yahaya Bello led administration.
To cushion the over reliance on firewood and stop the further release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the State Government she disclosed has provided 303 clean cooking stoves to women in the Western Senatorial District of State, said 100 women in Kabba Bunu are part of the beneficiaries.
Similarly, towards reducing the sufferings for women searching for clean water and relying on boreholes powered by fossil generator, the administration she disclosed has installed 21 solar powered boreholes and street lights in some communities, seven in the Western Senatorial District, with 50 solar powered street lights across the Senatorial District.
Jatto lamented the negative impact of falling down trees saying" trees help to absorb dangerous gases, release into the air as well as hold the soil together.
" Trees help in reducing flooding, absorb all bad emissions and help in releasing clean energy".
" Trees helps in healing reason why the people of Kabba Bunu LGA must embark on aggressive planting of trees ".
" Are we happy with degradation, change in whether pattern, comfortable with extreme whether condition, erosion swallowing home and biodiversity?.
The Project Coordinator described the negative impact of  climate change and global warming as caused by activities of man, adding that, tree falling leads to release of harmful gases into the atmosphere.
According to her, it time to do things for the future generation to enjoy a safe environment.
Jatto stated that  the land management project, which is a six year project, has four components, assuring that, it will lead to a safe society for people to live in.
Speaking at the occasion, the Obaro of Kabba, Oba Solomon Owoniyi, described the initiative as timely, just as he call for the sustainability of the project.
The Traditional Ruler assured that the people of the Community would actively participate in ensuring the safe environment, urged the citizens to embrace the aggressive tree planting project.
The Kogi State Commissioner For Environment, Hon. Omofaiye Victor Adewale, described planting trees as lifeline of the planet.
While appreciating the support of World Bank in making the aggressive planting of trees a reality, the Commissioner  said the State Government has embrace the policy of discouraging deforestation,


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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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