GGW: Borno Raises Seedlings Against Desertification

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Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Chairman, Northern State Governors Forum.

 

Borno State which has been ravaged under insurgency and has lost so much including lives and termination of very important government projects is slowly but surely gathering back its losses.

According to a statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Larai Daze,   the Great Green Wall (GGW) programme one of the Federal Government projects in some parts of Borno State was gravely affected by the insurgency activities as seedlings, planted tree crops, boreholes as well as fencing were destroyed.
As normalcy is gradually returning to the state, the Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has through the state Ministry of Environment raised over 300, 000 seedlings of assorted tree species like neem, Jathropha, Gum arabic among others to compliment the efforts of the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) in tackling the detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification in northern Nigeria.
The seedlings are expected to be used for this year’s planting which will soon commence.
The Great Green Wall programme is a laudable achievement of the African Union towards fighting desertification which poses a great threat to the frontline countries.
It is expected that the state Governments should be the key drivers in the implementation stage serving as a pivot to sustain the programme with Federal and local governments collaboration.

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