Jigawa Govt. Bans Tree Felling For Firewood, Charcoal

Jigawa Govt. Bans Tree Felling For Firewood, Charcoal

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The Jigawa State Government has banned the felling of trees for firewood and charcoal to protect forest resources and the environment in the state.

This was announced by the Managing Director, Jigawa State Environmental Protection Agency, Mr Lawan Ahmed, on Monday.

Lawan said the agency banned tree felling across the 27 local government areas of the state, without approval as enshrined in the law establishing it.

Ahmed said the measure was imperative to check the indiscriminate felling of trees by loggers for fuel wood and charcoal.

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“JISEPA is mandated by law to discourage, prevent and stop indiscriminate/illegal felling of trees across the state with a view to safeguarding the environment.

“The Agency observed and received reports of incessant and indiscriminate feeling of trees for unauthorised and illegal logging, uprooting of trees for fuel and charcoal.

“The menace ravages the state’s existing and fragile trees with potential deforestation on farm yields, livelihood and public health.

“Trees provide life support system, play vital role in economic and social lives, carbon sequestration and global climate regulation as well as regulating local air quality and rainfall patterns.

“Deforestation, fragmentation and degradation destroy the biodiversity, now many trees, shrubs, herbs and habitats for some animals species have been depleted, while some are endangered,” he said.

According to him, the consequences of cutting down trees are enormous, ranging from decreased biodiversity and habitat loss, climate change, desertification, loss of water and soil resources, and psychological and social consequences, among others.

He, therefore, urged residents of the state to report the activities of the loggers to the Agency, forestry offices and law enforcement agents.


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