The Kano State Government Thursday flagged off the planting of one million trees to address climate change and desertification in the state.
The Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso said the effort was in fulfilment of the pledge by both federal and state governments to plant 25 million trees nationwide and implementation of the Paris Climate Accords, a legally binding international treaty on climate change.
Getso stated this at a ceremony in Kano to commence its tree-planting campaign.
He stressed that the state government was committed to sensitising stakeholders on the importance of tree planting in their environment.
He added that the tree planting campaign is going to last for a period of two weeks.
He also disclosed that the seedlings would be planted in two phases.
According to him, last year the state had experienced extreme heat with a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius. It was attributed to inadequate trees thereby having an adverse effect on the environment.
Daily Trust reports that the state had planted about 200,000 seedlings across the state.