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“Leading environmental revolution through tree planting initiatives”- Dahir M. Hashim

By Dr. Dahir M Hashim

In a remarkable display of commitment and leadership to combat the effects of climate change and instill a culture of environmental sustainability, Kano state Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has spearheaded a series of tree-planting campaigns throughout his first year in office.

With a bold vision to plant 3 million trees during his first tenure in office, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s dedication to environmental friendliness is evident in his hands-on approach to conservation efforts.

With his Participation in four distinct tree-planting campaigns at different times within just one year, Governor Yusuf has set a precedent for proactive environmental leadership.

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His initiatives are not only aimed at increasing green cover and shelter beds in Kano state but also serve as a tangible step towards mitigating the adverse effects of general climate change.

Furthermore, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s administration has made significant strides in reducing carbon emissions by implementing solar-powered street lights across Kano metropolitan.

This ambitious project not only illuminates the streets and Kano City at night but also speaks volumes of the government’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

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In addition to his focus on tree planting and clean energy initiatives in Kano state Governor Abba Gida Gida, has tackled pressing environmental challenges such as flooding and waste management.

Through rigorous drainage clearance efforts during his first year of stewardship in Kano, his administration successfully minimized the impact of flooding during last year’s rainy season, safeguarding Kano City and several surrounding communities and infrastructure.

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Moreover, Governor Yusuf’s robust approach to waste management has transformed Kano streets, eliminating the eyesores of refuse heaps that once plagued the city in bad shape and looks.

With his efforts of revitalizing the Kano Refuse Management Agency (REMASAB) and implementing strategic waste disposal measures, his administration has ushered in a new era of cleanliness and hygiene in Kano City.

Beyond these tangible accomplishments, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has been instrumental in policy reforms aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability and agricultural practices. His support for rural water provision, earth dam construction, and initiatives benefiting both farmers and pastoralists revealed his holistic approach to environmental governance.

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As the project coordinator of Kano ACReSAL, an environmental donor support partner, we commend Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for his exemplary leadership in advancing climate change mitigation and environmental friendliness.

His unbiased dedication and commitment to safeguarding Kano and its environment sets a commendable precedent for future generations and serves as a pillar of hope in the fight against climate change.


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