Citizens of Bauchi state have been urged to imbibe the culture of Tree Planting to avoid desertification, climate change and flooding in the state.
The call was been made by the Hausa program officer of Sharing Education and Learning for Life foundation Nigeria, SELL foundation, Mr John Sebastian Jiddere while featuring in a special BRC programme.
Mr John Sebastian said the attitude of some citizens in deforestation for making charcoal and which affect environment is one of the reasons for disasters in the society.
He said, people must adopt the habit of ensuring clean environment to avoid spread of diseases like cholera, Malaria, diarrhea, Lassa fever among others and advised them to consider their personal hygiene with all seriousness for a healthy living
Earlier in her contribution in the programme, Miss Emily Ranna Yinala, the SELL Foundation communication officer mentioned some of the activities of SELL Foundation to include, creating awareness on Peace and conflict resolution to promote reconciliation among diverse ethnic groups and individual in society, Self awareness, Gender reconciliation, Trauma consciousness and resilience, environmental protection among others to sensitize the youth in the society.
The SELL Foundation communication officer, pointed out the importance of seeking professional advice before building houses in the community to avoid flooding and reiterated the commitment of SELL foundation to foster peace and unity among individual in the society for better Nigeria, and called for the citizens to consider the type of soil before planting a tree in the environment.