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Skyline University Nigeria Holds a Two-day Event to Commemorate the International Day of Forest

Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has organized a two-day event to commemorate the International Day of Forest (IDF). The IDF is celebrated every year on March 21st to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests, as well as all types of forest and tree planting campaigns. The event was organized by the Department of General Studies, as part of the commitment of the faculties to community development services.

At the event with the team, “Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption: The Role of Individuals”, the trio of Mr. Adelokun Adetunji Oluwapelumi, Mr. Agada Apeh Andrew, and Mr. Nyam Elisha Yakubu were unanimous in their submissions that the students of the University should be able to determine what area of community service is most interesting for them.

Speaking on the theme of the event, through a virtual presentation, the Guest Speaker, Mr. Akwashiki Ombugadu a Lecturer at the department of Zoology, Federal University Lafia stated that besides providing oxygen for us to breathe, trees make life on earth sustainable. He added that without a robust population of trees, we die and so does our planet. “When we cut down all trees, there would be global warming, flooding and erosion, air and soil pollutants will rise and life will be extinct”, he stated.

The Guest speaker suggested that we can save trees every day by caring for the ones that surround us: Plant trees in their hardiness zone; Plant trees in locations where they can grow freely; Adjust soil conditions to match with trees’ needs; Prune trees as it grows as well as Water the trees during dry weather. He advised the participants to avoid cutting down trees and contribute to tree planting as this matters a lot in saving faunal life.

Earlier, while making his remark on the event, the Head of General Studies, Dr. Olumide Ajayi, described the International Day of Forest as a very laudable initiative, especially as it relates to its emphasis on sustenance of life. The two-day event was completed with tree planting campaigns as the University’s contribution to mitigating the effect of global warming.