FG approves relocation of National Desertification headquarters to Kano —Minister

The Minister of Environment, Amina Muhammad, has said that as part of the Federal Government’s effort on desertification control, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the relocation of the National Desertification headquarter to Kano state for effective desertification management and evaluation.

The minister revealed this while fielding question from journalists shortly after she lunched the 2016 tree planting campaign at Babura local government, Jigawa, on Sunday.

Amina noted said the government was moving the headquarter to change the culture of sitting down in Abuja without having adequate knowledge on what is happening on the ground.

“We have a new plan and approach to war against desrtification, this time around we will firstly take a stalk of what we have on the ground in terms of shelter belt, collaborate with the state, local government and communities for planting trees and nursing it to matured.

“We are now shifting from perennial tree planting to a monthly with constant monitoring and evaluation on how many were planted how many are still alive,  challenges and way forwards,” she said.