By: Oluwatosin Iyun
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), focused on sustainable development (SustyVibes) has partnered the British High Commission to plant about 5,000 trees in Abuja and Lagos, as part of its tree planting and climate advocacy project.
The project with #Communitrees is aimed at stimulating conversations around climate change and the importance of tree planting.
According to SustyVibes Abuja Communitrees Project Manager, Chikodi Uzoamaka, the project seeks to plant 2,500 trees each in Abuja and Lagos respectively, in partnership with the British High Commission.
The project manager said the project was launched on the 5th of December 2020 at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s residence in Abuja, to mark the World Soil Day, and would be community-based.
Uzoamaka added that it also aims at driving both online and physical advocacy to better educate people on the importance and benefits of trees, the need to plant more of it and why it has become necessary to take climate actions in addressing the issues of climate change.
SustyVibes disclosed that the trees to be planted would be purely indigenous fruit plants which would be beneficial and of economic importance to members of the communities.
The project is slated to run from January till April 2021 in Abuja.