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Group to plant 10,000 trees in FCT

By Bukola Adewumi

The Abuja GoGreen Project, an NGO, has announced that it will plant 10,000 trees in the six regional councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2021.

Ms Aminat Aweke, the President of Junior Chamber International Outreach, revealed this while speaking at the launch of the project at the Government Science Technical College of Garki on Thursday in Abuja.

She said the idea was to make the world clean by planting trees, especially in the wake of ozone depletion and climate change.

Aweke said the group will plant 100,000 trees across the country, while FCT will get 10,000 in 2021.

“While I’m talking to you, our group is planting in Oyo, Lagos, Sokoto, Kano and Kadun, among others. Our goal for Abuja and FCT is to plant 10,000 out of 100,000 trees, ”she said.

Mr. Olamoyegun Olabisi, president of the GOGreen 2021 project, noted that GoGreen involves taking action and engaging in practices that can lead to a more user-friendly environment.

Olabisi added that it would also lead to environmentally responsible decisions and lifestyles which in turn would help protect the environment and maintain its natural resources.

According to him, there is no better time than now to rethink and act to restore Earth because a healthy planet is necessary, not an option.

The president said the idea of ​​planting trees was to reduce the effects of global warming and climate change.

“Our society has not learned about planting trees and we consider it necessary to leave school so that the pupils can pass it on to their parents and to society.

“We did this last year in Kuje and we will always expand it to other CTF schools and there will be effective monitoring of this GoGreen project in each of the schools we choose,” he said. he declares.

Mr. James Kuta, director of the Government Scientific Technical College, Garki, Abuja, said tree planting was necessary.

“Trees give us oxygen, a shield, beautify the environment and also give us food, and I think the sooner we start planting trees the better, because we are busy cutting down those that we are. God gave us free.

He noted that planting trees was a noble endeavor that would help support the ecosystem, adding that each tree felled should be replaced by two.

Kuta said the school leadership will ensure that the idea of ​​planting trees in the school becomes the norm, noting that there are many benefits that come from planting trees. (NOPE)

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