Asaba – A non-governmental organisation (NGO), International Centre for Women Empowerment and Child Development (ICWECD), has said that the organisation has embarked on tree planting campaign in secondary schools in Delta.
The Executive Director of the Delta-based NGO, Mrs Bridget Anyafulu, made the disclosure in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Sunday.
Anyafulu said the campaign, which began in 2011. was to enlighten the children on the need for tree planting to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the state.
She said the organisation had been able to cover 200 secondary schools across the state, especially those in the riverine communities which were prone to flooding.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
The executive director called on the state government to step up efforts to mitigate the impacts of the imminent flood disaster in the state.
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) predicted that Delta would be among the states to experience flooding this year, following the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in Cameroun.
She also said that the NGO was engaged in the promotion of children’s right in society.
“The child inevitably suffers a great deal because his or her rights are undermined and seriously eroded.
“The children’s right to education, decent housing, good health and food are unnecessarily compromised because fewer resources are available to invest in these directions.’’ (NAN)