Panacea Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kano State, says it will plant 100,000 trees in schools and communities in the state in 2022.
The founder of the organisation, Mr Dahir Hashim, made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 in Kano, the state capital.
Hashim said the project was aimed at curbing the menace of heat wave in Kano.
“We will place emphasis on planting in schools so that students will get the opportunity to acquaint themselves with tree planting and maintenance,” he said.
According to Hashim, the aim of the tree planting is to influence the massive re-greening of Kano city.
“In 2021, we planted more than 10,000 trees across various schools and communities within Kano local government areas.
“During this period, we have organized sensitization campaigns to raise environmental awareness amongst school children, communities, and public offices,” he said.
Hashim said that the foundation had also trained community-based organisations on how to take care of the trees, and how to source local manure for them.
He said the foundation had volunteers who served as focal persons in each of the local governments across the state.
“We are doing all these to ensure that the trees we planted are well taken care of and they will all grow to benefit the communities,” Hashim said.
He added that the project was to improve the overall ecosystem in Kano.
Hashim appealed for public support in ensuring a greener Kano in order to safeguard the city against climate change.
By Aisha Ahmed