In line with a long-term plan to counter the consequences of climate change, Lawan Kolo Geidam, the Mandate Secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat (ARDS) under the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has urged residents to actively engage in tree planting programs.
Geidam emphasized the urgent requirement to tackle the considerable reduction in tree coverage caused by the rapid pace of development in the FCT. This message was conveyed during their visit to the FCT Plant Nursery located in Bwari.
He said: “Climate change has emerged as a global concern, with its detrimental effects being felt across the world. The FCT, like many other urban areas, has experienced the depletion of its green cover due to urbanization and developmental projects.
“The removal of trees not only contributes to the loss of biodiversity but also exacerbates climate change by intensifying the urban heat and negatively affecting vegetation.”