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CSO advocates improved funding for Great Green Wall

DG Nigerian Conservation Foundation Alhaji Muhtari Aminu-Kano

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation, a Civil Society Organisation has called for more funding and stronger partnerships with the Civil Society to strengthen the Great green wall pact and the preservation of the country’s biodiversity.

The Director-General of the Foundation Alhaji Muhtari Aminu-Kano made this known at a one day workshop  for the integration of biodiversity in the actions of the Great Green Wall (GGW) , under the aegis of the Pan-African Agency of the GGW with the Theme“ Make the Sahel Greater and Greener for Nature and People”

Alhaji Aminu-Kano noted the importance of the great green wall in greening the Sahel and the need for the eleven-member countries to understand its Memorandum of Understanding in strengthening the integration of the Great Green Walls and its Biodiversity.

He explained that the major environmental challenges faced by member countries include extinction of species and climate change which can undermine the economic viability of the country.

Director-General, National Agency of the Green great walls, Dr. Yusuf Maina- Bukur said the agency was working assiduously to check deforestation and the destruction of wildlife by humans through collaborative efforts of stakeholders in protecting the Arid and the Sahel region.

The workshop attracted Civil Society Organization and some member countries in the Sahel and arid region of Africa which aims to control the extinction of Wildlife, deforestation and biodiversity of member states.

Reporting by Biodun Dare, editing by Daniel Adejo