One million seedlings of economic trees, free to people in Sokoto (Nigeria)


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Governor Tambuwal planting a tree to flag off this year’s tree planting campaign in Sokoto. Photo: Sokoto Govt House

Desertification: Sokoto To Plant 1m Trees

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said, Tuesday, that the state government has raised no fewer than one million assorted seedlings of economic trees, to be distributed free to people in the state.

This, he said, is to mitigate the effect of desert encroachment threatening parts of the state.

Speaking at Bissalam village, Dange-Shuni Local Government of the state, at the launching of the 2016 Tree Planting Campaign Tuesday, Tambuwal said among the trees are moringa oleifera, baobab, mango, eucalyptus, cashew, neem, pawpaw and tamarind.

“These tree seedlings will be distributed free to the people in the 23 local governments across the state. Apart from serving some economic purposes, these trees will help in our re-afforestation efforts in the state.


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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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