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NESREA says Nigerian should embrace tree planting


ENUGU – The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has advised members of the public to plant trees in their compounds for aesthetics and protection of the environment.
 The Coordinator of the agency in Enugu State, Mr Babatunde Adigun, made the call in Enugu on Thursday at the event marking the 2014 World Environmental Day (WED).
Adigun said that people should avoid indiscriminate felling of trees and the use of fossil fuel to avoid drought and desertification.
He warned against the blockage of drainage channels with wastes as well as building on water ways to forestall flooding and other attendant disasters.
The coordinator urged the people to report environmental pollution to NESREA for prompt action.
Adigun explained that the World Environmental Day was celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness, 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 it had been an annual event with different themes.
According to him, the day is an opportunity for people to do something positive for the environment.
 The theme for this year’s celebration is `Small Island Development States’ where environmental problems include climate change, waste management, unsustainable consumption, degradation of natural resources and extreme natural disasters. (NAN)

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