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A Project to Plant 250,000 trees in Nigeria

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By Nicole

The FMYSD has announced the launch of Project 250k for Climate Change.

The introduction of Project 250k for Climate Change, a program that will help Nigerian youth grow 250,000 trees around the nation, has been announced by the ministry of youth and sports in Nigeria. At a side event sponsored by the Ministry of Environment in the Nigerian pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which is taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, made the announcement.

He claimed that by organizing themselves into large groups to make their views heard and positively influence the discussions at the climate summit, young people have transformed into agents of change in the story of climate change. Not only are young people climate change victims, but they are also important changemakers, business owners, and innovators who can advance the cause. Therefore, their extraordinary global mobilization demonstrates the immense potential they have to significantly contribute to the accomplishment of COP27 and beyond goals.

Youth should assist in order to provide a better future.

There was a plea to youth, to help the federal government in its endeavors to start creating a better and brighter future for every citizen and also to provide a better planet for them and future generations. Mr. Dare then pledged the youth that the ministry will do absolutely everything in its power in order to support them in recognizing and emphasizing the critical role that youth play in supporting sustainable development and a sustainable environment.

Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of Environment, also spoke at the event and stressed that in order for Nigeria to meet its climate change mitigation target, the role and contributions of the youth must be recognized and enlisted. He went on to say that the truth is that the majority of kids must be involved in all climate change mitigation efforts. The efforts and will of both the youths and the Federal Government of Nigeria will propel them forward.

It was encouraged to undergraduates to adopt a conservation culture.

The One Student One Tree Project (OSOTP) is a collaboration between the T.R.E.E. Initiative and Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The initiative was initiated in partnership with the Growing Green Initiatives at Nigeria’s Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. The project was designed to encourage undergraduates to adopt a conservation culture that will reverse environmental degradation in our communities and ensure that economic development and a higher standard of living do not come at the price of the environment.

OSOTP is directly related to nine of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to embracing OSOTP as a Climate Action, we are campaigning for a parliamentary act to make it a policy in both public and private higher institutions across Nigeria. We are campaigning for legislation that would require all students, particularly those in the Faculties of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, to plant and care for trees before graduating. With the passage of such legislation by the National Assembly, tree planting will become a national policy as well as an academic module for undergraduate students.

Thousands of seedlings will be distributed freely annually.

LAUTECH has launched an ambitious afforestation effort, the first of its type by an African university. Under the OSOTP, about 1 million trees will be planted on the LAUTECH campus. Growing Green Initiatives at the University is planned to generate approximately 10 million tree seedlings over the next five years, which will be marketed to farmers and investors interested in commercial tree plantation. Thousands of seedlings will be delivered annually to smallholder farmers around the country through the T.R.E.E. Initiative to encourage agroforestry and afforestation. We are duplicating this idea across the country, one institution at a time, with the help of donors and state actors.


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Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

Climate change is really having bad effect on both human being, animals, aquatic organisms and plants in general,this planting of trees will go long way in curbing the effect in general.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

The planting of the trees is aimed at curbing climate change. I think everyone should also be involved irrespective If the agencies are doing it or not. We should also plant trees in our homes.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Climate change is really affecting so many things in Nigeria. A Project to Plant 250,000 trees in Nigeria is a welcome development

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

It is to Nigeria’s advantage that the ministry of youth and sports has made public the existence of this program, which will significantly facilitate the development of young people all over the country.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Youths have become agents of change in the climate change narrative because they have banded together in big groups to have their voices heard and positively impact debates at the climate summit.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

We need to embark on planting trees for the benefit our environment because of the changes in climate affecting our environment,plantingof trees will help boost the planet.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

Teenagers are not only vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but they are also significant agents of change, company owners, and innovators who can help move the cause forward.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

its nice to tell young people to aid the federal government in its quest to ensure a more secure and prosperous future for all Americans and a more habitable world for their generation and those to come.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

In order for Nigeria to achieve its goal of mitigating the effects of climate change, the involvement and contributions of the country’s young people need to be acknowledged and mobilized.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

This will prevent economic growth and improved living conditions from coming at the expense of the environment, reversing environmental degradation in our communities.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The T.R.E.E. Initiative promotes agroforestry and afforestation by distributing thousands of seedlings annually to smallholder farmers around the country.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

We hope that by planting these trees, we can help slow global warming. Whether or not the relevant agencies are taking action, in my opinion, everyone should take part. In addition to outside our homes, we should also plant trees.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

As part of climate change is having a negative impact on our environment, it is imperative that we begin an intensive tree-planting campaign.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

I believe that everybody ought to be involved as well, regardless of whether or not the agencies are working on it. In addition to that, each of our homes ought to have a tree or two.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

No doubts we need more trees. A lot of trees has been lost to deforestation and production of tree-related materials like paper and the rest. So we need to encourage afforestation

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

Planting of trees is good since most trees have been deforestation and tress help in climate change and help environment usefulness of trees are many we get many thing from tress that we produce

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

The ministry of youth and sports has made public the existence of this program, which will significantly facilitate the development of young people all over the country. It is to our advantage.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

For every tree cut down, there should be two for replacement. We need these trees available for climatic purposes. We also need them for production of certain things. So there should be a balance

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Planting of these trees should contribute to the mitigation of global warming. In my opinion, everyone should get involved whether or not the appropriate agencies are doing something about it. Trees should be planted both inside and outside of our homes.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Tree planting should become a practice in Nigeria rather than allowing nature to coarse us into planting. Awareness should be created to inform every tom, dick and Harry of importance of afforestation. More planting of trees should be encouraged in every sphere of Nigeria to mitigate against desert encroachment, flood and contribute in reducing greenhouse gas from the air.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

We are advocating for a parliamentary act to make OSOTP a policy in both public and private higher education institutions across Nigeria in addition to adopting it as a climate action.