The Society of Landscape Architects of Nigeria (SLAN) has commended the governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, for adopting of green initiatives in the state.
The society gave the commendation when it paid a courtesy visit to the Taraba state Government House.
The commendation followed several laudable green initiatives introduced by the governor in the state including the Green Taraba Afforestation Project and the establishment of Rosewood (Madrid) Seedlings nursery for replacement of lumbered trees.
The society also used the occasion to solicit support, collaboration and awareness of the landscape architecture profession in the country and also discussed issues such as bio diversity loss, flooding, deforestation, climate change mitigation and adaptation to achieve a United Nations near net zero carbon emission goal by 2050.
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The governor used the occasion to applaud the efforts of the society in the development of the country.
He however charged them to do more in advocacy for Nigerians to understand the rudiments of the profession. He also enjoined the society to educate Nigerians on the importance of a well landscaped environment to enhance mental and physical health as well the socio-economic growth of the population.
Story was adapted from environnewsnigeria.