The Niger State Government said it had approved the release of N300million for tree planting as part of efforts to address the impact of climate change.
The Commissioner for Agriculture, Musa Salihu Bawa Bosso, made this known during a Hybrid Technical Support Mission of the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landcapes (ACReSAL) Project in Minna.
He said the N300m was part of the N900m counterparts funding the state would pay for the project.
The Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago-led administration was making effort to reclaim the degraded lands and improving the livelihood of the people, especially at the grassroots through improved agricultural activities in the state.
Bosso said the state government was mindful of the importance and benefits of greening the environment, saying that assorted trees and low hanging fruit seedlings have been planted across the state.
Earlier, the national project coordinator, Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project, Abdulhamid Umar, commended the Niger State Government for approving the release of the sum of N900m as counterpart funding to support investment into the ACReSAL project.
Umar said the ACReSAL sought to address the challenges brought about by climate change, adding that human activities and natural causes had dealt severely on the environment. He called for all hands to be on deck to check the increasing environmental related challenges.