To contribute to the effects to prevent the extinction of some indigenous endangered plant species in Nigeria, the Environment and Climate Change Amelioration Initiative – ECCAI with the support of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP), through the Green Livelihood Alliance (GLA) of the Forest For The Future Programme, held a one day stakeholders meeting to sensitize on the establishment of a woodlot plantation at the Joseph Sawuan Tarka University Makurdi (JOSTUM).

The Executive Director of ECCAI, Victoria Esa gave an in-depth explanation of the importance of the woodlot to the university environment and after that, interacted with the students, giving them more understanding of their roles and responsibilities on the intended project.
Goodwill messages were made by the Dean of the College of Forestry and Fisheries Prof Mrs R. A. Obande, Prof. T.N.Tee (immediate past Dean of College of Forestry and Fisheries), HOD Department of Social and Environmental Forestry Dr. P.U. Ancha, HOD Forestry and Forest Products, Dr S.I.N. Agera and the college Students Union President, Mr. Maxwell.

All the speakers expressed gratitude to ECCAI and all her funding partners for the laudable afforestation project. They promised to support and maintain the woodlot sustainably as it will help in biodiversity conservation/restoration and help the staff and students in their research, recreation, and nutrition.
All stakeholders agreed that tree planting should commence next weekend.