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FCTA Partners Irish govt over Greening Abuja Initiative, Begins Tree Planting

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in partnership with the government of the Republic of Ireland, commenced the Greening Abuja initiative with the planting of 1000 trees to develop a robust and environmentally sustainable Federal capital city.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in partnership with the government of the Republic of Ireland, commenced the Greening Abuja initiative with the planting of 1000 trees to develop a robust and environmentally sustainable Federal capital city.
The Irish ambassador to Nigeria, Peter Ryan, said his country’s collaboration with the FCTA on the Greening Abuja initiative was in commemoration of Irish National Day, St. Patrick’s Day, reinforced by the commitment of the FCT minister to develop a robust and environmentally sustainable federal capital city.
Ryan pointed out that the initiative would see 1000 trees planted before the middle of the year, while emphasizing that Ireland treasures natural landscapes and natural beauty, hence its drive to collaborate with the FCTA effort in relation to the Global Environmental Response to reinforce the environment and make it healthier and more sustainable.

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The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, speaking at the kickoff of the initiative at the City Gate, Abuja, appreciated the Irish government’s partnership to improve the environment in Abuja through tree planting.
The minister, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Environment, Fred Kpako, congratulated the Irish government for the celebration of its National Day, stressing that the FCT Administration is open to pertinent collaborations to accomplish this objective.

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He emphasized that President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s Renewed Hope Initiative spans across all sectors and is committed to reaching every corner of the FCT to fulfill the government’s mandate to the people.
Also speaking was the Mandate Secretary of the FCT Health Services and Environment Secretariat (HSES), Adedolapo Fasawe, who assured that the FCT Parks and Recreation Department will be responsible for ensuring that the gardens and trees are adequately cared for to guarantee the nurturing and sustainability of the planted trees.

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