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Nigeria to plant 250,000 trees to curb climate change

Nigeria has inaugurated Project 250K for Climate Change aimed at supporting the Nigerian youth to plant and nurture 250,000 trees across the country.

Launching the project at the ongoing Climate Change COP27 conference in Egypt, Minister of Youth and Sport Development, Sunday Dare said his ministry and that of Environment would encourage and harmonise contributions from young people towards mitigating climate change in Nigeria.

“Young people are valuable contributors to climate action as agents of change, entrepreneurs and innovators hence their mobilisation shows meaningful contributions in achieving the objectives of COP 27 and beyond” he said.

Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi and his Minister of State Counterpart receiving a certificate of award from a Nigerian youth, Yushaiu Elsinais Sani who came 2nd in the Global Climate Innovation organised by Arab Youth Centre at United Nations Climate Change Youth Conference.

Commending young people for resilience in climate change mitigation, Mr Dare appealed to them to continue to support government’s effort to ensure a better future for all.

Minister of Environment Mohammed Abdullahi observed that “the youth must be involved in all climate change mitigation effort of Nigerian government, going forward.”

He therefore called on the youth to participate actively in climate action programmes and achieve specific results for themselves and the country.

Reporting by Godson Elekwachi; Editing by Muzha Kucha