Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the state government has raised no fewer than one million assorted seedlings of economic trees to be distributed free to people in the state.
Speaking at Bissalam village, Dange-Shuni Local Government of the state, at the launching of the Tree Planting Campaign Tuesday, Tambuwal said among the trees included are moringa oleifera, baobab, mango, eucalyptus, cashew, neem, pawpaw and tamarind.
The programme designed by the Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission, took place at the Government Girls College.
The Secretary to the State Government, Professor Bashir Garba, who represented the governor Aminu Tambuwal, said that the exercise was designed to cover the 86 districts of the
According to him “The programme as an annual event was designed to cover the entire 86 districts of the state in order to improve our revenue generation system.
“Moreover, we are all aware of the general importance of tree planting in Islam, as reward of such acts will continue even after death. He added
On his part, The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, hailed the Sokoto State Government for its commitment towards supporting the living standard of the people, noting that the initiative was one of the best achievements other states should adopt.
“The gesture will no doubt serve to support the economy, protect the environment and reduce poverty among our people, as well as attract a lot of reward from Allah.” He said
He added that “Planting trees is regarded as an act of charity (Sadaqa) and the planter receives blessings from all those who benefit from it.”