Assorted seedlings to check desert encroachment in Nigeria

DESERTIFICATION

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Kano Govt. To Produce 1m Seedlings To Check Desertification

The Kano State Government plans to produce one million assorted seedlings this year, as part of renewed efforts to check desert encroachment in some parts of the state.

Alhaji Ali Dauda, the state Afforestation Project Coordinator, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday.

Dauda said the seedlings would be produced in designated nursery centres located across the state.

He said the inputs would be distributed free of charge to farmers and other interested individuals to plant in their respective farms and places of abode.

“The plan to produce this number of seedlings is aimed at checking desertification particularly in areas that are prone to threats of desert encroachment,” he said.

According to him, the nursery centres are situated in Danbatta; Bichi; Gaya; Karaye; Bunkure; Dawakin Kudu and Takai…

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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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