Gabriel Enenche —
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday inaugurated a tree plantation of two million seedlings for 2021 to improve the economic growth of the state through planting of trees. The state Ministry of Environment in partnership with state Zakkat and Endowment Commission flagged off the plantation of the seedlings at Kilgore New Market in Yabo Local Government Area.
Tambuwal said the exercise was part of the state government’s commitment to supporting the people and protecting the environment, and ensuring more measures in addressing economic growth of the state.
“In 2020 we planted one million seedlings and today we announce that in 2021 we are targeting two million seedlings.
”This is in connection with our love and fashion to ensure better environment for our people”, the governor said.
“I directed the state Ministry of Local Government Affairs to collaborate with the Ministry of Environment and ensure the plantation of seedlings are inaugurated by the 23 local government Chairmen,” he added.
Tambuwaal while expressing that the significance of tree plantation cannot be overemphasized, called on people of Sokoto State and Nigerians to give such important exercise for food, economy, medicinal and environmental benefits.