By Aisha Ahmed
Kano State Government says it has spent N50 million to raise one million seedlings to be planted across the state in 2021.
The state Commissioner for environment, Dr Kabiru Getso, disclosed this at a press briefing to commemorate the World Environment Day on Saturday in Kano.
Getso said that the state had also collaborated with the Great Green Wall project, to raise 1.2 million more seedlings simultaneously.
According to him, the state government has provided fund and land for the establishment of shelter belts, community free nurseries, orchids and woodlots.
He revealed that the state had set up a forestation agency with a view to plant more trees and manages forestry plantations in the state.
“The day will be commemorated with many activities such as tree planting and public awareness on environmental protection by sanitary inspectors,” he said.
The Commissioner stressed the need for the public to individually contribute to environmental protection.
He warned the public to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse to avoid pollution and flooding.
Getso said the government would construct new drainages and repair nonfunctional ones, in addition to the annual drains clearance to avert flooding.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the World Environment Day is set aside by the United Nations since 1972 to create awareness on environmental protection.
Kano state government joined the world to mark the day with activities to create awareness on environmental protection. (NAN)