Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has flagged-off a tree planting campaign for the year 2023
Speaking at this year’s ceremony took place at Kuka-reta in Damaturu local government area, with a theme ‘’Plant a tree today for our sustainable future and development’’ Governor Buni said the tree planting aimed at combating desertification,desert encroachment, and other climate change-induced challenges in the state
Governor Buni revealed that the rainy season this year has been unusually delayed and characterized by long periods of dry spells right from its beginning.
The Governor further states that the climate change issue is real and positive attitudes has to be adopted such as massive tree planting, avoidance of indiscriminate felling of trees.
He enjoined all the 17 Local Government Caretaker Committees, the Ministry of Environment and its agencies as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture and media in the state outfits to intensify sensitization and enlightenment of the general public on tree planting and prevention of negative human practices against the environment.
“our traditional rulers should continue to play their pivotal role in the mobilization of their communities for increased vegetation cover in their respective domains”, said Governor Buni.