Insecurity: Kaduna bans felling of trees for timber, firewood, charcoal others in 7 LGs
Kaduna State government, on Tuesday, announced a ban of felling of trees for timber, firewood, and charcoal for commercial purposes in seven local government areas of the state.
Solacebase reports that the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, announced the ban in a statement issued in Kaduna.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected local governments include: Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Kachia, Kauru, Kajuru.
Aruwan said, “In the overriding public security interest arising from several security advisories, the state government has announced the suspension of cutting/felling of trees in seven LGAs.
“The trees include timber, firewood, charcoal used for commercial purposes in Birnin-Gwari, Chikun, Giwa, Kauru, Igabi, Kajuru, and Kachia local government areas, with immediate effect.”
According to him, all questionable movements and activities within the thick forests across the seven affected council areas are also prohibited.
He said that ahead of this announcement, the state government had held a meeting with the leaderships of Firewood Sellers Association and Timber Contractors and Charcoal Sellers Association.
“Citizens involved in these activities are, therefore, strongly advised to comply, as vigorous enforcement will be ensured by security agencies,” Aruwan said.