He said this while flagging off the great green wall project initiated by the African Union to deal with the problems of desertification on the African continent.
The President said that apart from the fight against desertification, the great green wall would in the next 25 years provide the luxurious green that would be of economic value to the people.
Before the flag off of the great Green Wall Project, Dr Jonathan commissioned the new Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Birnin Kebbi, built by the Kebbi State Government at the cost of 14billion naira.
He commended the foresight of Governor Saidu Dakingari, who converted what used to be an airstrip into an international airport.
President Jonathan and Governor Dakingari, joined by the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka and other dignitaries, described the airport as another milestone in the transformation going on in the Goodluck Jonathan administration.