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ACReSAL Urges Banks to Join Forces in Adamawa’s Green Vision

The banking sector in Adamawa has been tasked to key into the “Greening of Greater Yola Project,” a groundbreaking initiative put forth by the Adamawa Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) project, with backing from the Adamawa State Ministry of Environment.

The meeting which held on Thursday 11th January, marks a collaborative milestone as leaders convened at the ACReSAL project office in Yola, the capital City of Adamawa.

The gathering attracted top-ranking representatives from banking institutions, environmental consultants, and key personnel from the finance and environment ministries.

The event, orchestrated by the State Project Coordinator of ACReSAL, Dr. Ibrahim Chinda, and chaired by the esteemed Adamawa state commissioner of environment, Mohammed Sadiq, aims to propel the state into an era of sustainable development.

Dr. Chinda expressed gratitude for the impressive turnout and stressed the urgency of the greening initiative. “Over the past two decades, records reveal a staggering 6-degree rise in temperature in Greater Yola. Our mission is to combat this trend through strategic tree planting and greenery initiatives. We seek your collaboration in this ambitious endeavor.”

The stage was then handed over to a team of experts led by Dr. Amos Badgal, diligently conducting research and design studies for the proposed greening activity.

Their 3D-simulated presentations unveiled future projections for the entire Greater Yola area, encompassing the 20-km superhighway and housing estate championed by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Commissioner Mohammed Sadiq delved into the finer details, presenting an elaborate design for a city park.

He passionately urged financial institutions and benevolent organizations to join hands in enriching the environment, countering climate change, and fortifying resilience within the community.

Governor Fintiri’s unwavering support for the “Greening of Greater Yola” project adds a powerful endorsement to Adamawa ACReSAL’s initiatives, promising a year of transformative action for the region.


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