The Acting Director, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Tiamiyu Oladele, has announced plans by the federal government to plant 30 million tree seedlings in 2020 to accelerate afforestation in the country. He stated this yesterday in Abuja.
Mr. Oladele explained that the department has adopted practical measures to achieve planting at least 30 million tree seedlings this year.
“We are expecting 30 million seedlings to be planted this year; some will be given to farmers to establish plantations and some to be used as enrichment planting in our reserves.
The seedlings will also be made available this year to every Nigerian at locations close to them to plant.
Mr. Oladele noted that the rate of deforestation was faster than the rate of tree planting, saying that the government was sensitizing communities on the dangers associated with tree felling as well as encourage tree planting in the society.