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May 27, 2024

Jigawa Varsity Plants 1,000 Assorted Tree Seedlings to Combat  Climate Change

The Sule Lamido University (SLU) in Kafinhausa, Jigawa, has taken a proactive step towards combating climate change by planting 1,000 assorted tree seedlings. 

The initiative, called “Greener SLU,” is being spearheaded by the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences (SMS). 

According to Dr. Mustapha Hussaini, Dean of the Faculty, the goal of the initiative is to foster a greener and more sustainable environment within the university campus. 

By doing so, the faculty aims to positively impact not only the university community but also the surrounding host communities, demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

While presenting a paper titled, ”The Need to Make SLU Greener: A paramount Tree Planting Campaign”, Dr Isma’ila Abdullahi, Head, Department of Geography, said that Nigeria’s climate and soil conditions created a favourable environment for natural trees to survive.

“Trees contribute to the country’s rich biodiversity and provide many benefits such as food and snacks, medicinal properties, shades and timber.

”Trees also, with their unique features and distinctive roles demonstrate the beauty and importance of Nigeria’s natural heritage,” Abdullahi was quoted as saying in the statement.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim-Yakasai urged the university community to plant trees in view of its importance towards desertification control.

“The programme goes in line with the Jigawa Government’s policy of making the state green through tree planting”.

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