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Bauchi to plant 550,000 tree seedlings

The Bauchi State Government is to plant 550,000 seedlings of variety of trees in its efforts to address the problems of deforestation.

Dr Ibrahim Kabir
Dr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency

Mr Ibrahim Kabir, the Director-General of the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA), disclosed this in an interview in Bauchi, the state capital, on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

He said the tree project would cover 53,000 hectares of land.

”These trees will be planted in the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state under the government’s drive of establishing community nurseries where seedlings would be raised.

”This initiative is to assist government to check desertification, promote afforestation as well as address the pressing ecological problems affecting the state,” he said.

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He noted that the state was presently grappling with ecological problems which include soil erosion, deforestation, drought and other related issues.

He said that the state government planted no fewer than 750,000 trees in 2020.

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu

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