Climate Change: NGO lauds Nasarawa community over tree planting initiative
A Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), HEDA Resource Centre, has lauded the Lambaga community of Lafia Local Government Area (LGA) for its tree planting exercise as part of measures to preserve the environment.
The group’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Suleiman Arigbabo, gave the commendation during a community outreach programme to amplify the voices of climate frontier communities on Thursday at Lambaga.
According to the Executive Secretary, the programme was part of the activities of “The African Activities for Climate Justice (AACJ) Project.”
He said that the team was impressed with a lot of trees that were planted in the community and advised the people to continue to plant more trees in order to protect the environment.
Arigbabo noted that haman beings usually engage in unnecessary cutting down of trees for firewood and charcoal among others thereby exposing the environment to danger, adding that the trees provide human beings with favourable weather, shelter and protection from excessive heat and cold.
“We know that kerosene and cooking gas are expensive and people need to cook, boil water, as such people result to cutting down of trees to make firewood.
“So, if you must cut down trees for cooking and other uses, you should go far from where you reside,” he said.
On his part, Mr Jonathan Joshua, National President, Association of Small-Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria (ASSAPIN), commended the group for taking sensitisation campaigns on climate change to small scale farmers in the community.