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May 29, 2024
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Climate Change: Kano to Plant Over 3m Trees Across 44 LGAs 

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, initiated the planting of over three million trees across all 44 Local Government Areas of the state, aiming to combat the impacts of climate change.

This tree planting initiative is a collaborative effort between the Kano State Government, the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), and the World Bank program.

On Sunday, the Governor personally planted a tree at the Government House gate, emphasizing the program’s goal of engaging residents in tree planting activities throughout the State.

He said “The exercise will be along the major roads across the metropolitan Local Government areas of the state, to encourage the people to come out en masse to start planting trees in their houses, on the roads as well as all the other places. “

“Most of the trees that are sold in the state have been cut off by so many users, so we want to ensure that the older ones are replaced,” he said.

“We went to as much as possible in conjunction with ACReSAL – a World Bank programme to purchase so many of those seedlings. So far we have chosen about three million seedlings that will be distributed across all the 44 Local Government Areas of the state. The largest share of about 1.2 million will be distributed and planted across major streets in the metropolitan areas.

During his speech, Dr. Dahir Muhammad Hashim, the Project Coordinator, highlighted that the project’s primary goal is to address the challenges posed by climate change, particularly the increased heat levels experienced in the state recently.

He emphasized that by prioritizing this initiative, the threats to the well-being of all living beings due to climate change will be mitigated, leading to improved living conditions and better overall health.all.

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