GUSAU – The Great Green Wall (GGW) project, aimed at combating desertification in 11 northern states, has commenced fully in Zamfara State, Mr Mouktar Lugga, Zamfara Commissioner for Environment, has said.
“But now, we have started early and what we are doing is to replant some of our plants that have withered away.
“ What we have now is a more coordinated Greet Green Wall project.’’
The commissioner said the state had chosen four communities along border towns that would benefit from the project,
He added that the state had covered 16 kilometres out of 100 kilometres earmarked for the project.
Lugga said that the role of the state government was to provide logistics and technical know- how to ensure the implementation of the project.
“We are going to buy more and distribute them to our women. We cannot tell them to stop cutting trees when we have not provided alternative for them.
“So, we will provide them with alternative to discourage deforestation,’’ he said (NAN)