By Joyce Remi-Babayeju
Youths in the FCT under the umbrella of #Oneyouthonetree in the Federal Capital Territory have moved to advocate for more tree planting to protect the environment against climate change.
The Executive Director of #Oneyouthonetree campaign, Baba Yahaya flagged- off of the of tree planting at Wuye District to mark 2023 United Nations International youth tree planting day in Abuja on Tuesday.
Yahaya said that the tree planting project which will soon be extended across the country is aimed at shielding the environment from climate change at all levels.
According to him, the campaign was a platform to mobilizing youths to take action on sustainable environment.
Yahaya commended the Helpline Foundation for The Needy, Abuja, and former Minister of state for the FCT group, popularly called Team Ramatu Tijani Aliyu and other groups for supporting the youth tree planting project.
“We mobilize youths to participate in tree planting especially in areas of environmental challenges, by encouraging youth to participate in the campaign to promote good environment.”
“The campaign has started with 200 trees here in Abuja, we will take it to all states of the Federation.”
Former Special Assistant on environment and climate change to the erstwhile minister of state for the FCT, Rekiyat Fache noted that climate change was affecting the whole world and must be taken serious.
Fache said that the tree planting would assist in curbing heat wave in the society, which according to her was becoming a challenge across the globe.
The case of heat wave is all over, FCT is not an exception so we the youth with full support from Team Ramatu, Helpline Foundation and other groups will continue to plant trees. We have started with 200 trees in Abuja, and it will be extended to other parts of the country, she disclosed.