Lagos - Environment Minister, Laurentia Laraba Mallam, is
confident the Great Green Wall Project will be implemented soon following the
recent success the military has recorded against the Boko Haram terrorists.
Terror in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States had stalled the
In an interaction with media in Abuja, she assured that the
pace of implementation of the programme would be accelerated in the affected
areas in order to make up for the lost time.
Also read: President Jonathan promises to reduce terrorism if re-elected
The Environment Minister said the assurance became necessary
following fears expressed by members of the public that the programme has been
abandoned in the three states, maintaining that the mandate of the programme
covers 11 states in the Northern Region.
No state will be denied its share of the project, she said.
Mallam expressed appreciation to all the state governors and
traditional rulers in the affected states for the overwhelming support they
have given in the course of the implementation of the programme in the past two
years, assuring that the project when completed would turn around the fortunes
of Northern Nigeria.
The Great Green Wall or Great Green Wall of the Sahara and
the Sahel Initiative is a planned project to plant a wall of trees across
Africa at the southern edge of the Sahara desert as a means to prevent desertification.
- CAJ News