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Climate change: Plant more trees, FCTA urges Abuja residents


Lawan Kolo Geidam, the Mandate Secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, has called upon Abuja residents to actively participate in tree planting initiatives as part of a sustainable strategy to combat the effects of climate change.

During a visit to the FCT Plant Nursery in Bwari on Friday, Geidam emphasized the need to address the significant loss of tree cover due to rapid developmental activities in the FCT.

He stated: “Climate change has emerged as a global concern, with its detrimental effects being felt across the world. The FCT, like many other urban areas, has experienced the depletion of its green cover due to urbanization and developmental projects.”

Geidam further explained that the removal of trees not only contributes to the loss of biodiversity but also exacerbates climate change by intensifying urban heat and negatively impacting vegetation.

The Mandate Secretary’s visit to the plant nursery was part of his familiarization tour of agricultural projects in the FCT.

He also visited the Bwari Fish Farm Estate, where he assured stakeholders that the project would receive full attention and support from the Administration.

In addition, Geidam emphasized the importance of engaging all allottees and addressing infrastructure needs to facilitate their activities, pledging that the secretariat has taken adequate measures to ensure that distributed palliatives reach the intended recipients.