The Kano State Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso has lauded the efforts of the Kano State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (Kano-NEWMAP) towards conserving the indigenous tree species that are vulnerable to extinction.
The Commissioner made the commendation today in an interview with journalists shortly after concluding an eye opening visit to some of the Project intervention sites, where he was conducted round the sites by the State Project Coordinator (SPC) Alhaji Musa Shuaibu.
Dr. Kabiru Getso was impressed by the efforts put in place by the Project in most of the places visited, urging them to continue in the same track as it will go alongside efforts being putting by environmental stakeholders , to address environmental challenges like climate change, erosion, desertification and other forms of land degradation.
The Commissioner particularly hailed the Project for displaying wisdom through establishing a botanical garden, where it identified and nurtures different types indigenous species of trees that are considered prone to extinction.
He then emphasized on the essence of documentation and dissemination of the Project activities for the attention of stakeholders at the State, Federal level and donor agencies that advocate environmental conservation.
In the course of the tour, the Commissioner inspected some activities of the project comprising the established avenue plantings at Koguna, maitsidau and Chidari. Mahogany conservation site at Mahuwa, fuel wood plantation at kumbo, Gumawa and natural regeneration at Dawan-Adam.
The visiting team composed of the State Commissioner of Environment Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, State Project Coordinator Alhaji Musa Shuaibu, Environmental Safeguard Officer Alhaji Mukhtar Bello, Natural Resource Officer Fatima Rufa’i, Admin Officer Shehu Sani and Social Livelihood Officer Zainab Ja’afar Baba.