The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Committee has planted 20,000 assorted tree seedlings across the state as part of its contribution towards stemming the advancement of the desert.
The Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Lawal Maidoki, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Monday that the committee had mobilised persons with disabilities to plant the tree across the 20 local government areas of the state.
”The committee had since commenced the distribution of the assorted tree seedlings to the people living with disabilities who are beneficiaries of our N6, 500 monthly allowance.
”There are no fewer than 6,900 of them spread across the state and the state government provides the money for their payments monthly,” he said.
Maidoki explained that apart from complementing the efforts of government in combating the menace of desert encroachment, “planting trees is an act which attacks endless reward from God, apart from replenishing the environment.
”Desert is fast encroaching into the state due to some human and man-made activities and the time to act and combat its menace is now.
”The only way this can be done effectively is by planting trees and stopping its indiscriminate felling for firewood and other economic activities.” (NAN)
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