A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), E-Health Africa, Friday commenced the planting of 300 trees in Kano metropolis as part of its activities to celebrate this year’s International Earth Day.
The day, which is celebrated every year on the 22nd of April, is to ensure that the earth is safeguarded and protected against problems emanating from human activities.
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Speaking during the commissioning of the tree planting, the Executive Director of the organization, Julius Odogwu, said the celebration which started in 1970 plays a significant role as it reminds the world of its commitment to addressing challenges of global warming and other earth-related issues.
“This year’s theme is ‘Invest in our Planet’ and the purpose is to encourage people on activities that will improve our earth and prevent occurrences of global warming and so on. There is no doubt that there is a great challenge of global warming, hence the need to stand up and plant more trees,” he said.
Represented by the Head of Operation, Muhammed Sani Giwa, the director urged residents, individuals and other organizations to emulate them in planting more trees in the state.
Also speaking, the state’s commissioner of environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, said the recent global warming is alarming and needed appropriate measures to address it, emphasizing that planting trees is part of it.