Ebonyi to plant 5milion trees to tackle climate change

Ebonyi State government on Thursday disclosed its plan to plant over five million trees across the state to tackle the adverse effects of climate change.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor David Nweze Umahi on Environment, Prince Sunday Ugwuocha disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki, the state capital during the flag off of this year’s tree planting exercise.

He noted that the state free tree planting policy has been trickled down to the primary schools in the state. 

“Tree planting is part our lifestyle in the ministry of environment but this year alone we want to recreate a kind of pre-consciousness among the people of Ebonyi state the need for us to confront the adverse effects of climate change.  

“We are looking over five million trees and that is why we have trickled down this exercise to the primary schools. 

"In the primary schools, pupils are asked to start planting trees, teachers and other staff are expected to plant trees likewise in the secondary schools

"At the local government areas the same thing, at the state levels, all the MDAs and government officials are expected to plant at least 100 trees. These trees must be planted in such a way that they will not have much deficiency from growth”, he said.

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