Windstorm: NGO plants 2, 000 trees in Bauchi

As part of measures to forestall future recurrence of windstorm that recently wreaked havoc in Bauchi state and other environmental hazards, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Rahama Endowment Foundation (RED) yesterday donated 2, 000 seedlings of different species of trees for planting to Inkil village in the state capital.
Speaking while flagging off the tree planting, the Executive Director of the foundation, Ibrahim Adamu explained that the gesture was aimed at bringing succour to the people of the village which was one of the areas worst affected by the recent windstorm.
He said the NGO was established in 2015 with the objective of safeguarding the environment from natural disasters.
According to him, at least 5 kilometers of land is being affected by erosion yearly in parts of the state, attributing the development to reckless felling of trees by people as a source of energy.
Adamu therefore pledged that the foundation would plant about one million trees this year across the state and appealed to the state government to support them in their efforts to safeguard the environment.
Responding, the village head of Inkil, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi expressed appreciation to the foundation for the gesture saying that it would help in averting windstorms in the future.
He however lamented that the committee set up by the state government to assess the impact of damage caused by the recent windstorm in parts of the state was yet to visit the area to record their losses.
The village head appealed to the government to consider his people while assisting victims of the disaster even as he called for the provision of potable water to the area and the construction of schools to cater for their needs and that of their children.

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