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By Faridat Salifu

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) has called for more action towards rebuilding the ecosystem.

NAGGW leader, Dr. Yusuf Maina Bukar made the call on the occasion of the 2024 World Environmental Day.

He highlightedvthe critical environmental problems facing the world and urges swift action to save and rebuild our ecosystems.

According to him, there has never been a more pressing need to address climate change, with up to 40% of the world’s land damaged and half of the world’s population affected.

He said NAGGW aims to stop and reverse land degradation, protect biodiversity, increase food security, and make ecosystems climate change adaptable.

NAGGW was founded in 2015 under the Ministry of Environment. Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara are among the 11 frontline states that the organization works with to improve human welfare and combat poverty.

Under his leadership, Bukar said the organisation has focused on six key areas: Afforestation and Land Management, Renewable Energy Delivery, Rural Infrastructure Projects, Job Creation and Employment, Capacity Building and Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).

On Afforestation and Land Management, he said NAGGW’s efforts in this regard affoare evident in the planting of over 45 million assorted and indigenous tree seedlings.

On Renewable Energy Delivery, he said NAGGW has distributed 4,879 solar home lighting systems, installed 1,917 solar streetlights, distributed 6,300 super saver wooden stoves, and installed 128 solar-powered pumps for irrigation.

Bukar also listed achievements recorded to include Rural Infrastructure Projects, investments in rural infrastructure particularly the construction of 430 solar-powered boreholes, building of 363 motorized boreholes, establishment of five skill acquisition centres, creation of 71 community nurseries and the construction of 4.6 kilometres of rural feeder roads, including building of 110 tube wells for irrigation among others.


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