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||By Yahaya Ahmed & Musa Ishaq

For Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman, the Vice-Chancellor, his management team members, staff and students of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), there could not have been a better month than August to go green.

Consequently, the authorities of the University, led by Abdul Rahman, along with staff and students, all trooped out to plant trees in strategic places, faculties, library and roads in the institution.

The trees planted, numbering hundreds, were donated by people from within and outside FULafia, and they were of different varieties.

Notable among the outside donors was Alhaji Na’Allah Shabu, a reknown Nigerian farmer and recipient of National Merit Award, who donated to FULafia 125 assorted tree seedlings.

Overwhelmed by the commendable number of donated trees and staff enthusiasm to turn the environment green and make it clean, Abdul Rahman commended the staff and students for turning out en masse to participate in the month of August sanitation exercise, explaining that clean and healthy environment improves the process of teaching and learning.

Abdul Rahman made his commendation known when he addressed staff at the Administrative Block, ahead of the commencement of the sanitation exercise, pointing out that the exercise was part of the National Universities Commission (NUC) recommendations to universities to maintain clean environment.

The vice-chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idris O.O. Amali, urged staff to sustain the monthly exercise, directing deans, directors, heads of departments and units to ensure compliance.

The vice-chancellor thanked especially Alhaji Na’Allah Shabu, the members of the campus sanitation and beautification committee, principal staff and others for donating trees for planting to complement the efforts of the management aimed at keeping the University community safe, clean and green.

In her remarks, the chairperson, campus sanitation and beautification committee, Dr Comfort Ukwela, thanked the vice-chancellor for donating 30 African Iroko tree seedlings.

She, equally, acknowledged donations of other trees’ seedlings from the principal officers of the University and other donors, saying that the deputy vice-chancellor donated 10, registrar, 10; University Librarian, 10; Bursar, 10; director, FULafia Consult, 10; SSANU, 20, and campus sanitation and beatification committee members, 20.

Ukwela, while urging staff to take a queue to donate trees generously, said that the essence of tree planting was to curb effects of the climate change ravaging the world and beautify environment.

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