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Erosion: NYSC plants trees in Anambra camp to save structures

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anambra Secretariat, has commenced planting of trees within the premises of its Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Permanent Orientation Camp, to save the major structures from erosion menace.

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Tree planting at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Anambra State

The Coordinator in the state, Mr Kehinde Aremu, said on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Awka that the menace of erosion was threatening the major structures in the camp.

He said about 100 trees, including Palm, Teak, Gmelana, Almond, Sweet Orange, among others, would be planted in the first phase of the exercise.

Aremu said, in a statement, that the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, directed that the trees should be immediately planted to save the environment.

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“We have embarked on a tree planting campaign within the camp environment, this is against the backdrop of environmental degradation, occasioned by uncompleted landscaping of the camp.

“Presently, the orientation camp, which has been commissioned by His Excellency, Dr Willie Obiano, is being ravaged by erosion with major structures in danger of collapsing,” he said.

He appealed to the governor to complete the landscaping aspect of the project to save the camp.

By Chimezie Anaso

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