Climate change: WAANSA Nigeria to plant one million trees nationwide

Climate change: WAANSA Nigeria to plant one million trees nationwide

- A group has taken it upon itself to address the negative effect of climate change in Nigeria

- The group, WAANSA Nigeria, says it has finalized strategies to plant one million trees all over the country

- The group also appointed prominent Nigerians as ambassadors for climate change and sustainable development

A group, WAANSA Nigeria says it has finalized strategies to plant one million trees all over Nigeria as one of the planned initiatives to tackle the negative effect of climate change in the country.

Speaking at the beginning of the exercise in Lagos recently, the group's ambassador for climate change in Nigeria, Mr Isidore Chukwunwike Chima said involving personalities, celebrities traditional rulers and politicians will help realize the target of planting one million trees in the shortest possible time.

Climate change: WAANSA Nigeria to plant one million trees nationwide

Mr Isidore Chukwunwike Chima during the launch of the initiative. Photo credit: Martins Igwe
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According to Isidore, the consequences of human and industrial activities have released quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses hence threatening production of food, healthy clean water and complicating symptoms of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

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He thanked Waansa Nigeria peace initiative for nominating the 15th Are Ona Kafanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams and Adesheye Ogulewe as ambassadors for climate change and sustainable development.

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“I have no doubt that they will use their massive followership in south-west to educate Nigerians on the importance of mobilizing credible voices to the global campaign,” he said.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari has on several occasions reiterated his administration’s readiness to work with other leaders to address the climate change crisis.

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement released on Thursday, December 5, said Buhari lamented that climate change is steadily taking a toll on the income of Nigerian families.

According to the president, desert encroachment is continuously narrowing the country’s farmlands, posing a great danger to the country’s economic/food sustainability.

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