Tree Planting:Gov Bala Mohammed Warns Against Deforestation.
By Isiyaka Ismail Wunti
Worried by the spate of deforestation for commercial purposes in most parts of Bauchi State, the state Governor Bala Mohammed has ordered for massive trees planning exercise towards achieving a sustainable development.
The Governor who gave the directive at the Flagging off of the 2023 Tree Planting Campaign in Bauchi said part of the exercise include a road side plantation which covers a distance of twelve point six kilometers from Miri to Mobile Roundabout Gidan Mai in the state capital.
Similar exercise would be carried from Awala Roundabout to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport as well as towns and villages.
Bala Mohammed said the move would not only help in addressing environmental degradation, flooding, and climate change but also provide employment opportunities for teaming youth.
In their separate remarks, the State Commissioner of Housing and Environment Danlami Ahmed Kawule and the State Coordinator Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes ACReSAL Project Dr. Ibrahim Kabir called on traditional institutions to support the government in that direction.