ACReSAL urges Kano residents to stop cutting down trees in order to preserve the environment
The Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi–Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) has urged Kano residents to stop cutting down trees in order to preserve the environment.
SOLACEBASE reports that Kano ACReSAL, Project Coordinator, Dr. Dahir M. Hashim made the call at a town hall meeting for stakeholders on watershed and climate change management on Thursday at Fajewa water conservation site in Takai local government area of Kano state.
Dr. Dahir represented by Alhaji Muktar Bello said trees play an essential role in economic and social lives, carbon sequestration, global climate regulation, and air quality and rainfall patterns.
“Trees provide a life support system, play a vital role in economic and social lives, carbon sequestration and global climate regulation as well as regulating local air quality and rainfall patterns,’’ Dahir said.
He further urged the residents to support the construction of water conservation structures and other developmental projects that will soon be provided in the community.
“I am appealing to you to support this project as we cannot do it without your support.” He added.
According to him, the Agro Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) is a World Bank project in collaboration with the federal government and Kano State
On his part, the District Head of Takai, Alhaji Yusif Abbas said his doors are open for any support if the need arises.
“I am ready to give you any support; my doors are open for you, feel free and contact me anytime.”
He urged the residents to continue giving their support in order to achieve the desired goals.
Rakiya Umar, a resident of Fajewa ward thanked almighty Allah and the government for bringing the project into her village.
“I am very happy with the project, and I pray to God that it will be finished safely so that we can benefit from it.” She added