Deforestation: Zulum to Embark on Massive Tree Planting 

Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, governor, Borno State.
*Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, governor, Borno State.
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Governor Babagana Zulum has said that a thousand seedlings of nymph trees will be planted before the end of this year to stand up to deforestation affecting the state.

The Governor made the announcement Saturday while marking this year’s world environment day.

Zulum who was represented by his deputy Usman Kadafua advised residents to desist from activities causing environmental problems adding that the state government is committed to the protection of the environment regardless of the myriad of challenges bedevilling it.

He said that deforestation has become a major problem in the Sahel region which is why forestry guards have been let loose to protect the entire environment.

The Governor called on residents to engage in the continuous planting of trees so that the sanity of the Sahelian environment which dominates the state is maintained.

Zulum said that the state university which has witnessed massive erosion will be flooded with 5,000 trees to maintain its stability against erosion.

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To further drive home the importance of trees Prof Zulum directed the twenty-seven council chairmen in the state to respectively implement the planting of more trees in their area.

Earlier supervising commissioner of the environment Kaka Shehu warned that deliberate defaulters will be arrested if they flaunt the laws against deforestation.

He warned that forest guards will be let loose on any member that flaunts the rules.

“That is why He directed them to pitch their tents in the state university.”

 

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