The Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama, Tuesday, unveiled plans to build a peace garden AT the University of Abuja (UniAbuja).
It also planted some fruit trees for the benefit of the university community.
Its president, Rtn. Yusuf Alli, unfolded the plan at the foundation laying ceremony for the garden and tree planting, in commemoration of this year’s International Day of Forests.
He said: “Our club decided not to plant only trees but to leave permanent footprints by building a Rotary Peace Garden in UniAbuja. “This project is embarked upon to serve as a garden of peace, friendship, unity and a connecting point for the town and the gown.
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“I urge the university community to take advantage of this partnership to save our environment and guarantee its peace.”
Alli said the project was in fulfillment of one of the seven areas of focus of Rotary International.
According to him, there will be less health challenges if the environment is protected globally.
Vice Chancellor, UniAbuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah said the institution had been foremost in protecting the ecosystem.
Na’Allah, represented by a Deputy Registrar, Idris Jibrin said: “We share the same global vision with Rotary International on supporting the environment. We will ensure the judicious use of this garden when completed.”