Foundation donates 130 seedlings, books to Gombe community
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By Akanji Alowolodu, Gombe
A Gombe-based non-governmental organization, Ahmed Abubakar Gana Foundation has donated 130 seedlings to Hinna community in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State with the aim of promoting tree planting and other environmental best practices in the community.
The Foundation also has interventions in education, environment, health and empowerment sectors with the intention to promote socio-economic development in Gombe State and beyond.
The Foundation Team Leader, Abubakar Musa, while donating the seedlings, said that the gesture was aimed to promote and encourage residents on preserving the environment, Initiate tree planting campaign to reduce factors associated with climate change and global warning.
He also said that the seedlings are to be distributed across public facilities within the community saying that the Foundation also donated textbooks to schools for improved quality of education.
According to him, “The seedlings will protect the environment and provide a source of income as among the seedlings are economic trees such as mongo, guava and neem trees among others.
Musa added that, “If the seedlings are monitored and well nurtured, they will make the environment healthy, serve as wind breakers and address desertification.
“The books are to be distributed among Primary and Secondary schools that includes; Hinna Primary School, Government Secondary School, Hinna and Bello Central Primary School, Dadin Kowa,” he explained.
The Team Leader reiterated the commitment of the Foundation in partnering with other stakeholders and development partners in improving the wellbeing of residents of Gombe state.
Musa then called for collective efforts in complementing the government’s efforts in all sectors of him endeavor.
While receiving the items on behalf of the community, the District Head of Hinna, Alhaji Idris Ngurkuma, applauded the Foundation for its foresight to Initiate the tree Planting exercise.
The District Head promised to ensure that the seedlings were supervised and monitored after plantation.
He also said that the educational materials would be deployed to the various schools in order to improve on the teaching and learning process.
Similarly, Alhaji Umaru Musa, a community leader in Hinna, who spoke on behalf of the elders of Hinna, also commended the foundation for given back to the society.
He pledged the support and commitment of the community leaders in activities that would foster development in Gombe and the country at large.