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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.”