Youth ministry launches project to plant 250,000 trees in Nigeria –

The Nigerian Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced the launch of the 250k Climate Change Project, which will support Nigerian youth to plant and nurture 250,000 trees across the country.

The announcement was made by Mr. Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports, at a side event hosted by the Ministry of Environment at the Nigeria Pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The minister said young people had become change agents in the climate change story, mobilizing each other to make their voices heard and actively contributing to climate conference negotiations.

He said: “Young people are not only the victims of climate change, but as change agents, entrepreneurs and innovators, they are also invaluable contributors to climate action. Their unprecedented mobilization around the world thus shows that they have enormous can make a meaningful contribution to the achievement of COP27 and beyond.”

The Minister called on young people to assist the Commonwealth Government in its efforts to deliver a better future for everyone, creating a better world for them and future generations.

Dare has committed to young people that the ministry will support them wherever possible in recognizing and highlighting the critical role young people play in promoting sustainable development and a sustainable environment.

Environment Minister Mohammed Abdullahi also said that for Nigeria to achieve its climate change mitigation goals, the role and contribution of youth must be recognized and embraced.

“The truth is that young people must be involved in all future climate change mitigation efforts by the Nigerian federal government,” he said.

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Ministry of Youth launches project to plant 250,000 trees in Nigeria

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