Taraba State is planning to launch a massive tree-planting initiative to combat environmental issues.
This was announced on Wednesday in Jalingo by Commissioner of Environment and Climate Change Aishatu Barde, who cited the aftermath of the recent flood tragedy in portions of the state as justification for the action.
Barde emphasized that the governor has stepped up efforts to deliver assistance supplies to areas affected by ecological disasters, and that the government has reached out to foreign partners, some of whom have expressed interest in collaborating with the state on the project.
She claims that plans “are in top gear as the Taraba ACReSAL (project), in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, is set for an aggressive tree-planting campaign in Jalingo, the state capital.”
She also said that Governor Agbu Kefas has contacted the German firm CUTEC E&E Limited in an effort to improve the state’s ecosystem.
She said that “environmental change, waste management and treatment, environmental laws, and access to the German government’s and the European Union’s carbon credit scheme” were among the topics discussed by the governor during the meeting.