The NYSC in Anambra State has commence the planting of trees at the permanent orientation camp in Umuawulu/Mbaukwu area of the state to prevent soil erosion.
As stated by the state coordinator, Kehinde Aremu, the erosion was beginning to threaten major structures within the campground.
In his remarks on Monday, he said about 100 trees, including palm, teak, gmelina, almond, sweet orange will be planted in the first phase of the exercise.
According to the state coordinator, the director-general of NYSC scheme, had directed that the trees should be promptly planted to save the environment.
“We have embarked on a tree-planting campaign within the camp environment, this is against the backdrop of environmental degradation occasioned by uncompleted landscaping of the camp,” he said.
“Presently, the orientation camp, which has been commissioned by his excellency, Dr. Willie Obiano, is being ravaged by erosion with major structures in danger of collapsing.”
He also appealed to the governor to complete the landscaping aspect of the project on the camp.
Source: The Cable