Kwara Govt prohibits tree felling, charcoal production

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The Kwara State Government is set to up a task force to checkmate illegal tree felling as well as the production, transportation and sale of charcoal in the State.

The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed made this known on Monday when he signed into law an amendment bill prohibiting the production, transportation, storage or sale of charcoal in the State.

According to him, the amendment was necessitated by the need to strengthen existing laws against charcoal production and transportation in a bid to protect the environment and preserve our natural resources, especially valuable cash crops that can boost the state’s economy.

The amendment bill, which was recently passed by the House of Assembly seeks to protect the State’s eco-system and save it from prevailing desertification occasioned by indiscriminate felling of trees in different parts of the state.

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