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Desert encroachment: Group to plant 120,000 trees in Jigawa

Tree planting

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Jama’atu Nasrul Islam (JNI) has concluded plans to plant 120,000 trees across the state by end of the year, its Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Babangida, has said. Tree planting Babangida said in Dutse, the state capital, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 that the gesture was part of the group’s annual tree planting exercise to check ...

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Dutse varsity plants 100 trees to check desert encroachment

Federal University, Dutse (FUD)

The Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State says it has planted100 assorted tree seedlings to check desert encroachment in the institution. Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State Public Relations Officer of the university, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, stated this in an interview in Dutse, the state capital, on Monday, August 2, 2021. Yahaya said the trees were planted by the ...

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States, NGOs distribute seedlings for afforestation in North-West

Kabiru Getso

States in the North-West geo-political zone in Nigeria have intensified efforts at checking desert encroachment through their afforestation programmes. Kano State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Getso A survey conducted in Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina and Kano states indicates considerable participation in the programme. Government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as individuals, have been partaking in nurturing and ...

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10m tree seedlings planted in North-East Nigeria in two years

Tree planting

No less than 10 million tree seedlings were planted by state governments in the North-East region, to enhance afforestation and check desert encroachment in the last two years. Tree planting A survey shows that the trees were planted in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe states between 2019 and 2021. The states are among the 11 desert prone areas alongside ...

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Environmentalist advocates more afforestation activities to curb desertification

Burkina Faso tree planting

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for increased afforestation efforts to address the growing desertification encroachment on farmable lands in the country. Combating desertification: Planting some 20,000 trees to create living hedges Odubote, the regional manager of “Let’s Do it Africa”, a non-profit organisation with bias for environmental issues, made the call in an interview on Monday, June 21, ...

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Food security: Rep urges govt to address desert encroachment


Rep Munir Danagundi, Chairman, House Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions, has called on the Federal Government to address desert encroachment and aridity in the country in order to ensure food security. Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty Danagundi made the call at the inaugural workshop on “Management of Problematic Soils in ...

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Insurgency worsening desert encroachment in Borno, says official

Governor Babagana Zulum

The Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Mohammed Dankoli, has said that the lingering insurgency in the sub-region had worsened desertification in the state. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State Dankoli, in an interview on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Maiduguri, the state capital, said many internally displaced persons ( IDPs) who lost their sources of livelihood had ...

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Jigawa plants 2.5m trees to battle desert encroachment

Gov. Muhammad Badaru

The Jigawa State Government on Monday, August 31, 2020 began planting of 2.5 million tree seedlings to mitigate the adverse effects of desert encroachment. Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State The 2.5 million assorted tree seedlings were produced during the COVID-19 lockdown. Gov. Muhammad Badaru performed the tree planting ceremony at Andaza Village in Kiyawa Local Government Area (LGA) of ...

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Kano plants 2m tree seedlings to control flooding, desert encroachment

Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano State Government says it has begun planting of two million tree seedlings to control flood and desert encroachment in the state. Dr Kabiru Getso, the state’s Commissioner for Environment, made the disclosure while inspecting the monthly sanitation exercise on Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Kano, the state capital. Getso said the seedlings would be planted in reserves, parks, public ...

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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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