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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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