NESREA says Nigerian should embrace tree planting




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National Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has advised members to plant trees in their compounds for aesthetics and protection environment.
 The Coordinator the agency in State, Mr Babatunde Adigun, made the call in on Thursday at the event marking the 2014 World Day (WED).
Adigun said that people should avoid indiscriminate felling trees and the use fossil fuel to avoid drought and desertification.
He warned against the blockage of drainage channels with wastes as well as building on ways to forestall flooding and other attendant disasters.
The coordinator the people to report pollution to NESREA for prompt action.
Adigun explained that the World Environmental Day was celebrated every year on June 5 to raise , take positive environmental actions and protect nature and the planet earth.
He said the programme was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 when the first conference on human environment was held.
Adigun said the first WED was celebrated in 1973 and since then had been an annual event with different themes.
According to him, the day is an for people to do something positive for the environment.
 The theme for this year’s celebration is `Small Island Development ’ where environmental problems include climate change, waste , unsustainable consumption, degradation of natural resources and extreme natural disasters. (NAN)