The synod of Christian Reformed Church, Nigeria (CRC-N) in Taraba has directed all the 17 Regional Church Councils in the state to plant at least 1000 trees yearly to curtail the negative effects of climate change.
This is contained in a communique issued at the end of the 113th General Church Council, signed by the President of the synod Rev. Dr. Caleb Ahima.
The communique frowned at the indiscriminate felling of trees in Taraba State and called for a rethink.
“Despite our series of condemnation on the issue of indiscriminate felling of trees in the state, the dastardly act has continued unchecked.
“We once again warn of the effects of this logging and the indiscriminate burning of bushes, building on water ways and wrong disposal of waste which are on the increase in the state.
“Council therefore, resolved to set up a committee to create awareness among traditional rulers and council chairmen in the state on the need to discourage these activities across the state and to monitor compliance.”
While calling for peaceful coexistence among the people of the state, the synod admonished believers especially its members to imbibe the spirit of self denial and surrender to the sovereignty of God.
Our correspondent reports that synod during the meeting honoured its President, Dr. Caleb Ahima on his election as TEKAN president, Rev. Isaiah Jirapye for his appointment as Chairman, Taraba State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, while Elder Bulus Asegba was appointed Director of Finance of the church.