CROWN Flour Mill Limited (CFM), a subsidiary of Olam, an agribusiness conglomerate, has donated 5,000 tree saplings to the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
According to the company, this is part of a tree planting campaign launch geared towards offsetting carbon emissions and conserving biodiversity. The tree saplings were donated to the premier university through Olam’s fleet management team, at an event held on the school campus in Kano recently.
CFM is implementing this environmental sustainability partnership with some leading universities and their respective state governments, flagging off the campaign with BUK and the Kano State government. The tree plantation campaign is seen as an important climate action that is aimed at achieving carbon neutrality and the net-zero targets on a larger scale. It would ensure that the fuel emission created by its fleet operations are to a large extent offset from the ecosystem.
Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State commended the timeliness of the implementation of the CFM tree plantation campaign. He noted that the effort would bolster the state’s ministry of Environment’s current drive aimed at curbing industrial waste and engendering a healthier ecosystem.
“To make our dear state pollution-free and healthier, the state government decided to shift waste management in the state from a state-dominated effort to public-private partnership (PPP) as this strategic route aligns with global best practice,” Governor Ganduje said.
The Kano State governor added: “This CFM tree planting programme is timely. No doubt it will strengthen the ministry’s commitment because of its significance in making our environment healthier.”
I therefore thank CFM for initiating this important event which aims at making our life better and our environment a better place to live.”
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