Nigeria: ‘70m affected by desertification, drought’

Nation: Over 70 million people living in the North have experienced the negative impact of drought and desertification directly or indirectly, the Federal Government has said. The government has embarked on tree planting in 11 states to curb desertification. The Director-General, National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), Mr. Goni Ahmed, who spoke during a visit to Sokoto State by members of the agency, said six-kilometre of shelterbelt, two hectares of orchards and one hectare of community......

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