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 CJID, Others Take Tree Planting Movement to Schools

The Center for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) in partnership with the Association of Flower Nurseries and Landscaping Practitioners Abuja, premium times and Pet a Plant Foundation, have conducted tree planting campaign to involve young people in the effort of environmental sustainability

The Center for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) in partnership with the Association of Flower Nurseries and Landscaping Practitioners Abuja, premium times and Pet a Plant Foundation, have conducted tree planting campaign to involve young people in the effort of environmental sustainability

The activities was carried out under a two days tree planting campaign activities to two secondary schools in Abuja, to encourage young Nigerian students to adopt the culture of conserving forest resources through planting and nurturing of trees where necessary within the ecosystem.

Deforestation affects both plant and animal species, leading to destruction of tree which affects biodiversity of plant species in an environment and extinction of some animals that live in the trees that no longer have their habitat and failed to relocate.

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CJID was founded in 2014 to conduct groundbreaking investigations on corruption, human rights abuses, and to promote a truly independent media landscape that encourage good governance and accountability in West Africa through investigative journalism, open data and civic technology.

Officials of CJID and flower experts supervised the tree planting activities with the cultivation of exotic economic trees (guava) coupled with some other ornamental tree species at strategic locations within the schools premises by students.

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The deputy director of CJID, Akintunde Babatunde, explained that the center has taken it upon itself every year, to train journalists on climate reporting and also fund rigorous research on environmental sustainability and climate change.

According to him, they started taken the campaign to secondary schools in 2020 as a result of their believe that climate education is central to the health of the ecosystem, with the aim of educating students on the need for afforestation so as to reduce global warming that is driving devastating climate change effects in Nigeria and across the globe.

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