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15 November 2019

Buhari says tree planting, part of conflicts solution in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari, in an opinion article in Scientific American, says Nigerian government is taking action against the ecological breakdown that drives conflicts.

According to Buhari, planting trees is part of the solution, and the reason Nigeria is planting another twenty-five million, on top of the one million hectares already reforested.

Before the opinion, more than one hundred and fifty Nobel laureates have been published in the Scientific American.

The article, according to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, came ahead of the project launch later this month by the National Youth Climate Innovation Hub, the organisation mobilising youth in the tree planting exercise.

In tackling the challenges, Buhari said government believed young people should be involved in the decision-making processes on climate action,as their future would be ultimately affected.

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