Cop15: Nigeria To Increase Forest Cover To 25% As 6m Hectares Forested – President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has successfully forested over 6.19 million hectares of land through the green bond project.
Buhari’s Media Aide Garba Shehu in a statement in Abuja stated that the President was speaking at the Summit of Heads of State and Government 15th Conference of the Parties, Cop15 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
He also added that the country is aiming to increase the nation’s forest cover to 25 per cent in line with global best practices.
Buhari however noted that the 25 percent target was in fulfilment of a pledge at the 74th Session of the United Nations General assembly in September, 2019 of planting 25million trees toward achieving restoration of degraded forest reserves and other landscapes nationwide.
The Nigerian leader also emphasised that his administration, in partnership with the World Bank, expended enormous resources to establish Agricultural Development Programmes in all the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.