By: Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri
The Federal Government has established College of Forestry in Gwangolong village of Jere local government area of Borno state.
The Minister for Environment, Alhaji Mamoud Abubakar made this known in Mauduguri when he paid a courtesy call to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday.
The Great Green Wall has raised 1.3 million seedling, planted 60 kilometers of shelter belt and 140 heaters reserved among others.
Borno is one of the 11 Frontline states of Great Green Wall project which is an international project consisting of 11 countries.
The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum said notified the people of Borno state that the Federal government in it’s magnanimity has established College of Forestry in Gwangolong village of Jere local Government Area of Borno state.
He also assured that the Borno state government under his leadership will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Great Green Wall and Forestry Research institute of Nigeria to see how possible we can work together in safeguarding the environment.
The governor added that because environment is very important and without environment, there couldn’t be rain, and that the nexus between environment and development cannot be over emphasized.