FUNAAB Students are tackling global warming in their own little way.
As a result of the global awareness of global warming, students of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) have embarked on urban forestation programme with a view to reducing the challenges to the barest minimum.
As a way of tackling the challenges and restoring the ecosystem, students of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife, in their large number took to the streets of Abeokuta, the State capital to plant seedlings and trees in different houses while sensitising the people on the importance of planting trees.
Trees planted included; Masquerade trees, Malina, Tick trees, among others.
The students had earlier embarked on rural forestry where countless trees were planted in different rural communities.
The Head of Department, Dr Oladapo Odukoya spoke with regards to the exercise
Presently, there is a problem of global warming. The various problems global warming is causing, include flooding; when a little rain falls everywhere becomes flooded, those are parts of the problems. Also the high level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which has resulted in high heat. The trees will provide shade against the sun in the afternoon.Dr Oladapo Odukoya
Odukoya who supervised the exercise boasted that the trees planted also had high economic values.
He also assured that people could eat or sell the fruits gotten from the fruit trees planted.
The Representative of the students, Michael Oluwadamilola had this to say:
We have observed that global warming is serious, the more you cut the plants the more you kill mankind and also you discover that this day heat gets so intense that we need trees around us to give us fresh air.Michael Oluwadamilola
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