Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jigawa Govt. Distributes 2.5m Tree Seedlings to Tackle Deforestation

The Jigawa State government has commenced with the distribution of 2.5 million tree seedlings as part of its efforts to tackle the environmental challenges of desertification, gully erosion, flooding and Typha grass invasion within the state.

The Jigawa State government has commenced with the distribution of 2.5 million tree seedlings as part of its efforts to tackle the environmental challenges of desertification, gully erosion, flooding and Typha grass invasion within the state.

This was made known by Jigawa State Gov. Muhammad Badaru at the flag-off of the program in Andaza, during which he shared that the 2.5 million tree seedlings will be used to establish a 4-kilometer shelter belt in Babura, Maigatari, Kaugama and Birniwa Local Government Areas.

The governor also launched the reforestation of the Maifari Forest Reserve in Maigatari Local Government Area and disclosed that the government had expended about N20 million on the embankment of the Hadejia River and other tributaries in the state over the last five years.

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Badaru went on to explain that the government had cleared about 150 kilometers of Typha grass in 15 communities along the Hadejia River valley, adding that they had further managed to construct 27.5 kilometers of drainage and reclaim 3,060 square meters of eroded land in villages and towns across the state.

“We have also established 30km shelterbelt in the last five years in frontline local government areas of Babura, Suletankarkar, Maigatari, Kaugama and Birniwa, to address desert encroachment.”

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“My administration is partnering with Great Green Wall in establishing shelterbelts, woodlots and orchards across the frontline LGAs of the state,” the governor added.

According to the governor, 780 gas cylinders and 23,750 improved wood economy stoves were distributed across the state to support the use of alternative cooking facilities and reduce the use of firewood by communities.

 

 

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