The Niger State Government is set to plant 19 million trees across the state with the aim of tackling climate change.
This was made known by the state Commissioner for Environment and Climate Change, Yakubu Kolo at the weekly post EXCO press briefing at the Government House, Minna on Thursday.
Kolo, who was represented by his Permanent Secretary, Surajau Sa’eed explained that deforestation which has become a major challenge in the country needed to be resolved at all cost, hence tree planting has become necessary and important.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Land and Survey, Maurice Magaji disclosed that the state government has approved six hectares of land along Rafi Yashi to CCECC contractors for the project, stressing that it would bring about development to the road, as well as the youth, who would be involved in the economic activities around the site.
He also said the state will in no distant time reintroduce the monthly sanitation process, as well as acquire machines that would help in waste recycling to generate revenue for the state.
The Voice reports that the first ever green submit is expected to hold in the state on the 24th and 25th of October, 2023 at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna.