Nigerians have been called upon to plant trees in their environment to preserve the ecosystem.
Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Ishaq Salako who made the call while planting trees at Birabi Memorial Grammar School, BMGS; Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, maintained that tree planting is an important event in addressing climate change in the Country.
The exercise which was part of the Minister’s tour to the Hydrocarbon pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP sites, had the presence of some environment stakeholders, including the Coordinator of HYPREP; Professor Nenibarine Zabey and the Chairman of the Ogoni Trust Fund, Dr. Mike Nwialaghi.
The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Ishaq Salako, while planting ten trees, which were mostly economic types, at BMGS, in Bori City, said tree planting will give natural protection to the ecosystem.
He said the tree planting exercise, is to fulfill his promise to plant trees in all the geopolitical zones in the Country.
President, Environmental Club, BMGS, Bori, also known as the Green Frontiers, with the slogan, ‘Our Environment, our pride’, Konwa Lebari, while receiving the Minister with other students and the Principal of BMGS, promised to support actions that would preserve heathy environment and called on others to take a cue from the Minister of State for Environment, by planting trees.
The Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Salako, also expressed pleasure at the ongoing construction work at the Centre for Excellence, meant for environmental monitoring and restoration in Wiyakara Community, in Khana Local Government Area of the State.
The Centre for Excellence would be ready by September 2025.