Agitated by the threat posed by forest degradation in the country, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has said it is collaborating with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, on tree planting.
The NCF President, Izoma Asiodu, revealed this while speaking on the effect of tree felling without replacement during a tree-planting event in Ibadan.
Asiodu said the NCF had made it a priority to help the government on green recovery initiative by planting more indigenous trees, explaining that they add more nutrients to the soil, unlike most imported trees.
In her response, the Deputy Director of IITA, Mrs. Hilde Koper-Limbourg, said she was excited that NCF had interest in protecting the environment and wildlife in Nigeria.
She noted that “IITA recognises the importance of forests and appreciates the support offered by NCF and other partners.”