The Director-General of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Mutari Aminu-Kano, says Nigeria is losing about 400,000 hectares of its land to deforestation annually.
He noted that the facts and figures of environmental degradation in Nigeria were alarming.
According to him, deforestation, which involves the clearing of a forest or trees for other uses, has negative impacts on the environment, including the loss of habitat for millions of animal and plant species.
“Nigeria currently has only four per cent cover, 96 per cent is gone.
He, however, stated that since environmentalists began talking about the need for re-greening the environment, not one hectare of land had been covered in Nigeria.