WED: Bauchi Govt Tasks Citizens On Tree Planting 

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From Abdullahi Idris, Bauchi 

People of Bauchi State have been urged to safeguard the environment and ensure a prosperous and clean economy.

General Manager of Bauchi State Tourism Development Corporation and Yankari, Dr Muhammad Yusuf made the call during the commemoration of World Environment Day in Bauchi.

Yusuf said the call became imperative considering the dangers of deforestation, drought and others on the environment.

He said the theme of this year’s occasion, ‘Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience,’ is significant, particularly were the scourge of drought threatens parts of the state.

The general manager, who is also an environmental expert, called on the people to support the state government in the campaign for mass tree planting.

Yusuf encouraged schools to establish students environmental conversation clubs for campaigns and to create awareness for a sustainable environment.

According to him, World Environmental Day was established on June 5, 1972 to discuss environmental issues and awareness among the people. 

While calling for a more proactive approach to protect the land and ecosystem through afforestation, water conservation and the cessation of indiscriminate felling of trees, Dr Yusuf emphasised that to have a clean and safe environment, there is the need for proper campaign and awareness for sustainable development.

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