[OPINION] UI DEFORESTATION: GAIN OR PAIN?

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By Politikz

Yanking down of trees is no longer a breaking news in the Premier University of Ibadan. This has been the new garment put on by the school management in recent time.

Late last year, almost off the bat when the “war against trees” began, heaven cried and the campus of UI was badly affected. Infrastructuraly!

2019 has not been an exception to this questionable and obscure act. In fact, it has been at a geometric pace. Speed up to March 9th, 2019. A replication of that is what we have. This time, with much more critical damages.

Just this week, I was still questioning this act and contemplating perhaps, the school is deficient financially, thus cutting and selling trees to keep running. Naive? You never can tell.

Deforestation can change an area with beautiful healthy green
trees to a dirt wasteland. Its process can also bring about an aspect of noise pollution that is not too pleasurable either. Trees are important to the water cycle. They absorb rainfall. Without trees, the soil is free to wash or blow away, which can lead to vegetation growth problems.

The school management need to wake up and face the reality. This is doing us more harm than good. No lover of green-life will not miss the serenity of Jaja road en route to UI Bakery.

A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees. Forests create climate, climate influences people’s character, and so on and so forth. There can be neither civilization nor happiness if forests crash down under the axe, if the climate is harsh and severe, if people are also harsh and severe….What a terrible future!

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