Two million trees across the state of Borno (N.E. Nigeria) to check desert encroachment (Google / Business Day)

DESERTIFICATION

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http://www.businessdayonline.com/NG/index.php/news/111-politics/36081-borno-to-fight-desert-encroachment

Borno to fight desert encroachment

The Borno Government said on Tuesday that it would plant two million trees across the state in a bid to check desert encroachment.

The state Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Mustapha Hassan, disclosed this in Maiduguri while speaking with newsmen.

“The state government is working towards planting two million trees as part of efforts to control desert encroachment in the state.

“In planting the trees, we are also hoping to empower rural farmers so that they can generate income from the trees,” Hassan said.

He said that government would soon procure the seedlings, adding that it would assorted economic and non- economic trees.“Additionally, the government will encourage the establishment of orchards in all parts of the state to further accelerate the programme.”

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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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