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Photos: 2016 International Day of Forests in Abuja

Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina J. Mohammed, hosted the celebration of the 2016 International Day of Forests at the National Parks Headquarters in Abuja on Monday (March 21).

At the event, the minister stressed that forests are key to the planet’s supply of fresh water which is essential to life, even as she lamented the alarming rate of deforestation and forest degradation arising from intensive logging for timber and fuelwood extraction.

The event, which also featured a “Forest Walk”, was attended by Directors and staffers of relevant Agencies, as well as officials of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), MTN, NGOs, students and members of the press.

The minister planting a tree at the event
The minister planting a tree at the event
The Minister with the Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, inspecting a timber product
The Minister with the Minister of State, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, inspecting a timber product
A Park official making a presentation
A Park official making a presentation
The Minister delivering a speech
The Minister delivering a speech
The ministers and senior government officials pose with students
The ministers and senior government officials pose with students
The Minister and her companion in a selfie
The Minister and her companion in a selfie

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