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NGO flags off tree planting campaign at Kano varsity for green campus, control climate change

The African Desertification control initiatives a non-governmental organization (NGO) has flagged off planting of 300 trees at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK) to address the menace of heat zones and green campus in the university.

The country Director of the NGO Alhaji Umar Danladi  Dahiru stated this to newsmen on Saturday shortly after flagging off the tree planting campaign at the University.

Danladi said that the aim of the NGO’s tree planting project at the university  is to encourage massive re-greening of the campus and reduce heat .

Solacebase reports that the launch of tree planting which was in partnership with Yusuf Maitama Sule University,Kano was themed, ‘’control of climate change and greener Campus.’’

He said the green campus is an initiative under the organisation’s  climate change project, aimed at encouraging staff and students , to take develop the culture of tree planting as a means to promote environmental sustainability.

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He said this not the first time the organization is conducting tree planting campaigns in schools  across the country, promising that it will sustain the initiative to in order to control desertification, erosion , heat wave, flooding , climate change among others.

In a remark ,the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof.Atiku Muktar Kurawa  reiterated the commitment of the  Kano State government and management of the university  towards promoting a sustainable environment through tree planting.

Prof. Kurawa  observed that the low number of trees at the university permanent which made life unbearable to the students and staff saying that now the campus is gradually returning into green.

The vice Chancellor also  pleaded for public support in ensuring a greener Kano in order to safeguard the city against climate change.

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