THE Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), has said that a safe environment will continue to enhance human existence, hence, the need for Nigerians to cultivate the habit of tree planting.
This was the position of the association during a one-day environmental sanitation campaign/ medical outreach to traders at the popular Itoku market in Abeokuta, recently, as part of activities marking the 2016 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
The Divisional President of NAOWA, 81 Division chapter, Mrs Enebong Edet, said the idea of tree planting was to support the initiative of the First Lady, Hajia Aishat Buhari, on the need to protect the environment in the interest of Nigerians.
She said that one of the solutions to the problem of depletion of ozone layer is tree planting all around the environment.
”The idea of having tree planting here is actually in support of the first lady’s initiative of a green environment. As a support towards that, we have decided to plant trees in the environment because right now, everyone is talking about depletion of the ozone layer and we know that trees and green environment is part of the solutions that we have.
“There are so many places now where they have actually cut down all the trees. So, this campaign is a way of enlightening people to know that this is part of conserving our own life. That is why we have come to do the tree planting here and we plan to actually water it, so that it would encourage other people to embrace this initiative, while we save the environment,” Edet said.
She also urged the market men and women on the need to imbibe the attitude of making their immediate environment clean at all times.