By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Rotary Club of Kaduna District 9125, Nigeria has planted five hundreds assorted kinds of economic trees in Kaduna State as part of efforts to curtail climate change, improve the lives of the people and protect the environment.
The economic trees include mango, citrus, Almond, guava and flamboyant.
The Kaduna District President, Rotarian Adejoke Adeyinka during the flag-off of the tree planting at the millennium city in collaboration with the Ministry Agriculture and Forestry in Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria on Friday “said this is in recognition of the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s strides in making the State greener and to encourage him to continue the good works”.
Rotarian Adeyinka stressed the importance of trees such as prevention of erosion, beautifying the environment and also to ensure environmental protection cannot be over-emphasized.
The Kaduna District President informed that Rotary club will continue to collaborate with individuals, organization and government in whichever way possible that will affect the lives of the people positively particularly the down trodden and vulnerable in the society.
To this end, she therefore called on people to avoid indiscriminate felling and burning of trees particularly those of economic importance.
In his speech at the flag-off, the State Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Professor Kabir Mato informed that Kaduna State Government has so far planted over 1.5 million assorted types of trees across the state.
The Commissioner described the efforts of the Rotary Club of Kaduna as commendable, saying; it will complement Governor El-Rufai efforts and commitment towards ensuring that Kaduna State is saved from all forms of environmental degradation.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Abdulkadir Kasim mentioned that the Governor is doing everything possible to stop indiscriminate felling of trees, desertification and erosion through planting of more specie trees and sensitizing the general public on the importance of trees planting.