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Bridget Aisha Lemu Conservatory and Children’s Park (BAL-CCP): Design and Content

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Bridget Aisha Lemu Conservatory and Children’s Park (BAL-CCP): Design and Content
Case Study Session
Mr Ja'afaru Ibrahim, RCE Minna
9th African Regional RCE Meeting
5-7 August, 2019, Luyengo, Eswatini

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Bridget Aisha Lemu Conservatory and Children’s Park (BAL-CCP): Design and Content

  1. 1. 2019/08/12 1 BRIDGET AISHA LEMU CONSERVATORY AND CHILDREN’S PARK (BAL-CCP): DESIGN AND CONCEPT PRESENTED BY JAAFARU IBRAHIM AKIBU Youth Coordinator RCE Minna AT THE 9TH AFRICAN RCE CONFERENCE, KWALUSENI, ESWATINI 5TH-7TH August, 2019 LATE AISHA BRIDGET LEMU (1940-2019) • Was an educationist and outstanding environmentalist that planted and facilitated the planting of thousands of trees Minna during her life time. • She has written many books on Islamic Education, peaceful co- existence and Moral uprightness. • Founded one of the most successful school in Minna, Niger State. • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ais ha_Lemu THE INITIATION OF BAL-CCP • Massive encroachment of Green Spaces. • Lack of Conservatory Park. • Official Proclamation by the state governor at the 28th National Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES). • Presentation of Green Label Award. Photo: Son of Late B. Aisha Lemu Receiving the Green Lable Award Presented by the National President of NES Photo Credit: NES Niger Chapter THE BAL-CCP • The BAL-CCP was initiated and promoted by Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) Minna and Nigeria Environmental Society (NES). • To provide a befitting space for conservatory education and promoting learning opportunities for people of all ages with emphasis on natural and traditional knowledge of plants. • The park is proposed to house the major trees/plant species endemic to our region with the ultimate aim of providing a systematic compilation of the entire flora common to northern Nigeria with their local names, economic and medicinal values. • Already over 200 trees have been planted of 6 different species with about 70% survival rate. THE SITE • The over 4 Hectares land, set aside for green open space located at the 3 Arm Zone government layout. • Situated in Minna, Niger Sate, Nigeria. • If achieved, it will be the first and largest Conservatory in Niger State. • As of now, the site is under the care of the District Head of Butu Community. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF BAL-CCP • To serve as learning hub for environmental education at both basic and advance level. • To serve as recreational area for both children and adults. • To provide avenue for connecting people with nature and enhancing the concept of sustainability. • To enhance community participation and raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity. • SGDs Components: • Goal 4 • Goal 13
  2. 2. 2019/08/12 2 THE BAL-CCP SO FAR • Secured C of O officially signed by the state governor, His Excellency Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello. • C of O Number NG/MN/14733 THE BAL-CCP SO FAR • Site Design. • Upon completion, the park will house an administrative block, a parking lot, Platform Bridge, an orchard, a children’s park and a 250 people sitter capacity open air auditorium. THE BAL-CCP SO FAR (CONT’D) • Official unveiling at the 2019 World Environment Day by RCE Minna and NES Niger State Chapter. Photo: Official Unveiling of the Park as BAL-CCP Photo Credit: RCE Minna WHERE WE WANT TO BE… • Organised a retreat to bring in stakeholders to design modalities for managing the park: – Funding. – Maintenance. – Board of Trustees. • Upon completion, it will serve as research centre for students and a sanctuary for biodiversity. HOW YOU CAN COME IN… • You can support the BAL-CCP through: – Tree species donation. – Support for the development of the park. – Linkages and support services. – Coaching and training of citizens on environmental education. VIDEO OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
  3. 3. 2019/08/12 3 THANK YOU www.rceminna.com.ng info@rceminna.com.ng Twitter: @rce_minna Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rceminaa/

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