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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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