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WED: Dangote volunteers plant trees to boost ecosystem restoration

The Dangote Group, through its Employee Volunteering Initiative, has initiated a tree planting campaign toward realising global objectives of a safer ecosystem.

The General Manager/Head of Sustainability Dangote Cement, Mrs Eunice Sampson, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Sampson, who is also a volunteer, said the move was to commemorate the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) celebrated every June 5.

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She said it was also to uphold the culture of sustainability embedded in the organisation’s operations.

Sampson said the campaign aimed at creating awareness and preserving the environment, kicked off on June 7, in some public and private schools around Ikoyi, Lekki/Ajah and Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to her, the tree planting campaign is expected to continue till June 10, at schools around Ajah/Badore axis.

She added that it had become imperative to restore the ecosystem because over 4.7 million hectares of forests are lost every year. (NAN)

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