Mr Mohammed H. Bandago, the Assistant Programs Officer of the Savannah region Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has encouraged the citizenry to plant more trees to mitigate the adverse effects of global warming.
“Trees are for life and without it, we cannot survive. Humans derive many benefits from tress and so as we itch to develop, it is crucial the trees and vegetation removed in the process are replaced with sustainability,” he said.
Mr Mohammed said this when the regional agency embarked on an educational campaign climate change and its effects on Thursday, February 10, 2022, on Yagbon Radio Morning show hosted by Abdul Fataw Diwura.
Mr. Mohammed, said trees served as home for birds, protected waterbodies, provided food, served as windbreaks, and prevented soil erosion, useful for medicinal and recreational purposes, amongst others.
He, therefore, advised the populace to replant trees they fell to safeguard the environment.
Mr Eyram Avortri, the regional Programs Officer also said, “The environment belongs to all of us. Let us ensure that we have a safe and sound environment so that the next generation would come and meet a preserved environment.”
Mr Eyram, said man’s survival depended mostly on trees and that it was necessary to put the right measures in place to protect the environment.
Mr Eyram cautioned citizens against indiscriminate felling of trees, adding that, anyone found culpable would be dealt with according to law.