Plateau plants 500 trees at the animal park –

The Plateau Chapter of the Circular Bioeconomy Forum Alliance has planted no less than 500 trees at Jos Wildlife Park, Jos, as part of its activities to mark World Environment Day 2022.

Speaking at the event on Monday in Jos, forum president Alh. Suleiman Dikwa, underlined the importance of maintaining the biodiversity of the environment through the planting of trees.

He said the trees were planted in the park to restore the missing wildlife in the green zone while some were distributed to people to do the same in their communities.

He said the celebration of the day was a reminder of the need for concerted efforts by individuals and communities to plant trees to mitigate climate change.

Dikwa urged youths in the state to plant trees because of their economic benefits, especially in producing bioenergy which can be used to power vehicles and generate electricity.

“Our energy problems can also be solved. Energy is expensive to move vehicles and cook.

“Today in the UK houses are still built with mud. What we need to do is refine our approaches to housing, in how we move around, how we live and with the energy we use,” he said.

In her remarks, the General Manager of Tourism Corporation, Salomé Bidda, described the exercise as very significant because the park is located in the metropolis.

“Jos Animal Park is located in the heart of the city and absorbs carbon monoxide and gives us oxygen,” she said.

She explained that the commemoration on the theme: “One Earth” also aims to raise public awareness of the need to protect the environment and restore the status quo of planet Earth and promote biodiversity.

“Encourage people not just to plant trees, but to make sure they survive,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the forum also held the ‘Jos Green Walk’ on Saturday in the metropolis to commemorate the day.

The march was also part of a campaign to plant 50,000 trees in Plateau.

The day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise awareness of the importance of nature.

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