Kaduna bans tree felling for firewood, timber, others
The Kaduna State Government has placed a ban on the felling of trees across seven Local Government Areas of the state with immediate effect.
According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the trees which are cut for timber, firewood, charcoal for commercial purposes will no longer be allowed in the affected areas.
The PUNCH quoting Aruwan said the embago was placed on Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Kachia, Kauru, Kajuru based on advisories from security agents in the state.
The Commissioner said, “Kaduna State Government bans felling of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal other commercial purposes in Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Kachia, Kauru, Kajuru LGAs
“In the over-riding public security interest arising from several security advisories, the Kaduna State Government has announced the suspension of cutting/felling of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal and other commercial purposes in Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Kauru, Igabi, Kajuru and Kachia local government areas with immediate effect.
“All questionable movements and activities within the thick forests across the seven listed LGAs, are also prohibited with immediate effect.
“Ahead of this announcement, the Government of Kaduna State had held a formal meeting with the leaderships of the following associations:
“Firewood Sellers Association
Timber Contractors, Charcoal Sellers Association.”
“Citizens involved in these activities are therefore strongly advised to comply as vigorous enforcement will be ensured by security agencies,” he said.