20 September 2020 by Josiah Buzun
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has urged the citizens of Plateau State to imbibe the culture of tree planting to address deforestation.
Governor Lalong stated this while flagging off the tree planting initiative in Jos organised by Green Renaissance Africa in collaboration with the Plateau State Government.
He directed that all students should be ready to plant a tree each when schools reopen to enhance aesthetic ambience of the State for people within and outside the country.
Commissioner for Environment, Yakubu Idi described the event as very important particularly as it reminds all that each tree cut down should be replaced with at least three.
Director of Green Renaissance Africa, Amer Chami, explained that the target is to plant 250,000 trees and also encourage the culture of tree planting by Plateau citizens as a way of balancing nature and human development.