The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has expressed satisfaction with the resuscitation of Environmental clubs in unity schools across the country.
Mallam Adamu Adamu was speaking at the inauguration of the Agro Forestry Clubs and ten thousand tree planting campaign held in Abuja.
The Minister was represented by the Deputy Director, Education Support Services in the Ministry, Dr Uche Udoji, said the reintroduction of Green Clubs would provide both environmental, social and economic benefits to both teachers and students.
The Chief Executive officer of a Non-governmental Organization, Sterling One Foundation Mrs Peju Ibekwe said the Agro Forestry for Climate Action Project was aimed at building partnerships towards providing solutions to the global climate crisis with young people getting involved.
The implementing partners, the Green Sahara farms and the Unity schools Old students association said one of the economic benefits of the environmental clubs was to build entrepreneurship in the young minds.
Twenty four unity schools across the six geopolitical zones of the country are to be used for the pilot programme.
Reporting by Lisa Gwamzhi; Editing by Fany Olumoye & Julian Osamoto