A professor of environmental and natural sciences, Charles Reith, on Friday offered environmental solutions to rebuilding some parts of the northern Nigeria affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
Prof. Reith, the immediate past provost of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, was speaking on the topic “Sustainable Redevelopment of Post-Insurgency Northern Nigeria” at the School of Arts and Sciences, SAS, seminar series held at the auditorium of the Robert Pastor E-library auditorium of the University.
Some states in the northern region of Nigeria have been devastated by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, but the don expressed hope that the affected states could still be redeveloped through environmentally sustainable farming methods.
According to him, “The only good thing about a disaster is the opportunity to introduce more sustainable systems of shelter, infrastructure, land use, and food security.”
Prof. Reith also emphasized the importance of learning from the