By Ahmed Ahmed
The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Bauchi State council has lamented against indiscriminate felling of trees without replacement in the state.
Chairman of the Council Umar Sa’idu made this statement at the tree planting campaign at the Bauchi state university Gadau.
The indiscriminate felling of trees in the village becomes worrisome as no provision for replacement of others are made.
NUJ observed that despite the prohibition of indiscriminate felling of trees by the Bauchi state government , the menace continues in some places in the state.
“People cut trees without replacement and without knowing the danger of it,” He said.
He noted the experienced of windstorm disaster that resulted in the death of several people and destruction of many houses in the state some years ago.
“Such disaster could be averted if people imbibe the culture of planting trees and stop unauthorised deforestation.”
“As Journalists who always educate and enlighten the public on the issue, we deem it fit to launch this tree planting campaign in this institution,” Sa’idu Said
The Chairman said the council has embarked on tree planting in the university to contribute towards safeguarding the environment to avoid deforestation.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Auwal Uba, represented by Aminu Umar, Director Physical planning and Development control, appreciated the council for planting trees to safeguard the Institution structures.
The university is located in the area with a threat of severe windstorm that doesn’t relent on planting trees.
Uba guarantees to nurse the trees to the growing stage and protect them from any possible damages.
Our correspondent reports that the tree planting is part of the NUJ press week long activities in the state.