Climate Change: Youths Plant Over 200 Trees in Abuja

By: Wisdom Acka

Some youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have planted more than 200 trees to mitigate the effect of climate change.

Acting under the aegis of #Oneyouthonetree, the youth came out in their numbers to perform the exercise in Wuye District, Abuja, calling on the residents to plant trees to protect the environment.

Speaking on behalf of ths youth, Executive Director, #Oneyouthonetree campaign, Baba Yahaya, made the call after flagging off the exercise to mark 2023 United Nations International Youth Tree Planting Day in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to him, the choice of Wuye became strategic because it was a new District, which does not have trees planted in major areas.

He disclosd that the tree planting project, which would mobilize youths to take action on sustainable environment, would be extended to other parts of the country.

Yahaya commended Helpline Foundation for The Needy, Abuja, Team Ramatu Tijani Aliyu and other groups for supporting the tree planting project.

He said: “We mobilize and encourage youths to participate in tree planting campaign, especially in areas of environmental challenges to promote good environment.

His words: “The campaign has started with 200 trees here in Abuja, we will take it to all states of the Federation.”

In her remarks, the former Special Assistant on Environment and Climate Change to the erstwhile Minister of State for the FCT, Rekiyat Fache, said Climate Change was affecting the whole World and must be taken seriously.

Fache stated that tree planting would assist in curbing heat wave, emphasizing, “the impact of heat wave is all over. FCT is not an exception so we the youth, will continue to plant trees.”

According to her, “We have started with 200 trees in Abuja, and it will be extended to other parts of the country”.