As part of her efforts to improve on the quality of natural surrounding in the barrack community and promote climate amelioration, 7 Division Nigerian Army has today, 30 April, 2022 conducted a Tree Planting Exercise which was flagged off by the General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Joint Task Force (JTF)North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General Waidi Shaibu.
The exercise which saw the symbolic planting of 52 Neem Trees “Dogonyaro” by the GOC, Formation and Unit Commanders as well as Principal Staff Offiicers of the Division was carried out in Maimalari Military Cantonment.
In his remarks, Maj Gen Shaibu disclosed that the exercise was carried out in line with Army Headquarters directives to plant trees that will serve as wind breakers in Nigerian Army Barracks and Cantonments as the rainy season begins.
Emphasizing on the importance of planting trees, Maj Gen Shaibu said that tree planting creates a peaceful aesthetically pleasing environment with natural barrier against windstorm and serves as shade for humans and animals as it moderates the effect of the sun.
The GOC therefore charged Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) of various Formations and Units under the Division to ensure that the thousands of trees mapped out for the exercise are well planted, monitored and taken care of.
The hitch free event had in attendance the Chief of Staff Headquarters 7 Division Brigadier General SY Yakasai, Commander 47 Engineers Bde Brig Gen IE Ekpeyong, Commander 77 ST Bde Brig Gen AA Ekubi, Commander 37 Artillery Bde Brig Gen DB Suleiman, Commander Div Ordinance Service Brig Gen RL Pam, Commander 107 Div Equipment Support Brig Gen BI Alaya, Principal Staff Officers, Senior Officers, RSMs of various Formations and Units of 7 Division Nigerian Army.