Worried by the negative effects of climate change in the country, the Rotary Club of Ibara GRA, Abeokuta, on Monday kicked off tree planting in some selected secondary schools in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Speaking on the tree planting programme, held at St. Leo’s College, Onikoko, Abeokuta, President of the Club, Rotarian Babarinde Adebisi Oluwasegun disclosed that the tree planting was put together by Rotary Club in collaboration with Ogun State government
He added that a total of 150 trees will be planted in three schools, which include St. Leo’s College, Onikoko, Catholic Comprehensive High School, Onikolobo and Ijemo Tuntun High School, Ibara GRA, all in Abeokuta.
Babarinde called on other organizations and corporate institutions to emulate the gesture in order to tackle the effects of climate change effectively in the country. Also speaking, the Principal Forestry Officer, Ogun State Ministry of Forestry,
Mr Aliyu Mudasiru, said with the depletion of the ozone layer, there should be continuous planting of trees to safe the environment.