By Rowland Moh
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State yesterday commended Awka metropolis Rotary Club for embarking on tree planting campaign at the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) Compound, Awka.
Obiano’s views were conveyed to them by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment , Mr C Don Adinuba.
He highlighted the importance of trees to human lives, adding that it assists in battling environmental degradation and erosion.
He said the state is embarking on a tree planting campaign to enhance the state’s green ecology.
Flagging off the 2020 tree planting campaign at ABS compound by Awka Metropolis Rotary club, Obiano siad the exercise was in line with the present administration’s call on Ndi Anambra on massive tree planting in the state aimed at beautifying the environment and as well curb ozone layer depletion.
In his contribution, the Anambra State Speaker, House of Assembly, Right Hon Uche Okafor as Chief Guest of honour while commending Rotary clubs for championing tree planting exercise in strategic places in Awka , appealed to the citizens to go green for better ecology for healthy living.
As well , the Anambra state Commissioner of police Anambra , CP John Abang as special guest of honour lauded Rotary for not only thinking green for the state but for it’s numerous charity works locally, nationally and international.
The Chief Host and Managing Director Anambra state Broadcasting Service Awka Nze Uche Nworah implored citizens to embrace tree planting at homes and offices as a way to promote better environment free of unhealthy gases rampant in the environment, but unfit for humanbeings.
He thanked Rotary for the partnership as well as Obiano’s representative Adinuba, Speaker Okafor and CP Abang for attending.
The President of Awka Metropolis Rotary club, 9142, Rotarian National president Rtn chukwunonso Fabian okoye said that in line with governor’s instructions for citizens to plant economic friendly trees, his club heeded to the advice, hence the tree planting flag off which attracted dignitaries from far and near.
Pictures of Congregrating For planting of economical trees ceremony, the dependables of rotary club Awka metropolis ABS Premises exchanging pleasantries Mr speaker anambra state house of assembly Rtn Hon Uche Okafor aka ( omekannaia ) Commissioner of police anambra CP- John bassy Abang (Aka De Rotarian General PHF ) Commissioner of information and public Enlightenment Chife C . Adinuba Aka Okemili Naebuogwe ) Assistant Governor zone 8 , Rtn Uche Chiadi Among others
Others in attendance were Assistant Governor Zone 8, Rtn Uche Chiadi, former chapter President, Rotarian Dr Dennis Ekemezie among Others