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Nigeria to Plant 400,000 Trees in Kogi State

The Kogi State government has commenced the planting of 400,000 trees to combat climate change and mitigate the effects of environmental disaster in the state caused by deforestation.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Dr. (Mrs) Rosemary Osikoya who revealed this during the flag-off of the ‘Let’s Green Kogi’ said 20,000 trees will be planted in each of the 21 local government area of the state.

Osikoya said the gesture is in fulfillment with the United Nation environmental renewal programme aimed at fighting environmental disaster which the state has keyed into.

She said the Tree planting scheme will not only serve to reclaim the lost ground through afforestation and forest regeneration, but have been designated for places that will as well served as recreational centres.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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