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Gombe to battle desertification with four million trees


The Gombe State Government has said it is set to plant 4,000,000 trees throughout the following four years as a feature of its techniques to battle desert infringement.

Northern City News gathered in Gombe on Tuesday that the project was part of the Governor Mohammed Yahaya administration’s initiative to tackle environmental degradation in the state.

Under the scheme, a total of one million trees are expected to be planted each year. Of this number, over 13,000 have so far been planted within the Gombe metropolis as part of the pilot project tagged: ‘Gombe Goes Green’.

Whenever finished, the undertaking is relied upon to be a noteworthy segment of the program to make shelterbelts in the four local government zones in the northern part of the state, which are the most exceedingly terrible hit by desertification and soil disintegration.

The governor has affirmed that the trees be planted in residential areas and open spaces, particularly schools, in the principal stage, while sensitisation battles on the advantage of tree planting ought to be heightened over the state.

Twenty-seven thousand (27,000) young people, who are to get month to month stipends of N7,500 each, will be locked into the water and medical attendant the trees to development, while 11 non-governmental associations have likewise been locked in as accomplices to guarantee its prosperity.



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