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Katsina association raises 3 m tree seedlings

The Kastina State Association of Landscapers and Tree Seedling Sellers said it has raised more than three million tree seedlings for sale to government and…

The Kastina State Association of Landscapers and Tree Seedling Sellers said it has raised more than three million tree seedlings for sale to government and individuals in the state.
Alhaji Sanusi Yandaki, state chairman of the association, said that the street value of the tree seedlings in all the nurseries in Katsina metropolis was above N15 million.
He revealed that the seedlings were planted and nurtured in over 50 private nurseries in the state capital for easy accessibility of the product.
Yandaki also said that his members have planted assorted tree seedlings for the purpose of raising commercial and economic trees.
“We have planted tree seedlings like mango, guava, orange, moringa, cashew and pawpaw. We have also in our possession, seedlings of gum Arabic, neem, assorted flowers and some foreign tree seedlings for decoration of houses,’’ he said.
He said that the tree seedlings were solely aimed at complementing government’s efforts in checking the spread of desert encroachment in the state.
Yandaki said that the private tree seedlings nurseries would also contribute to the reduction of unemployment among the teeming youths in the state.
He called on financial institutions to provide soft loans to members of the association that are planning to expand their nurseries. (NAN)

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