Re: The Enviromental-friendly Governor by DailyPost Nigeria

20 million assorted seedlings project was initiated by H. E./ Kashim Shettima of Borno State Nigeria to combat desertification and promote the Initiatives tagged "Trees for food security"

H. E. Kashim Shettima Executive Governor of Borno State Nigeria to Fight desertification, hunger, malnutrition & poverty

“Presenting the award to the Governor on Friday, the commissioner for Enviroment, Alhaji Hassan Aminami said the award which was given to Borno State on the 15th August, 2013 was in recognition of the state’s effort in fighting desertification and deforestation in the state.” For detail please click on: Shettima receives most enviromental-friendly Governor award – DailyPost Nigeria – DailyPost Nigeria.

The Administration of Governor Kashim Shettima initiated ’20 million assorted seedlings project’ to combat desertification and fight rural poverty in Borno. From the information i gathered from the State Ministry of Environment on how to distribute the seedlings, a high ranking official of the Ministry gave the following breakdown;

  • 1 million Gum Arabic seedlings to each of the 10 Northern desert prone Local Government areas totally 10 million Gum Arabic Seedlings
  • The remaining 10 million improved assorted seedlings comprising of other economic trees such as Mango, Cashew, Guava, Citrous, Orange are for distribution to the remaining 17 Local Government area of the State.

This project, if fully implemented would no doubt help combat desertification and fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Borno State and the country at large. 

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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