Taraba Bans Felling Of Trees

The Taraba State government has banned the felling of trees due to increasing illegal logging across the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alhaji Usman Madu, disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust in Jalingo yesterday.
He said the state government came up with the decision because of the high level destruction of the forest resources and it’s consequences  on government efforts towards afforestation.
He disclosed that committees had been set up and charged with the responsibility of protecting forests reserves across the state.
Madu added that more than 100 offenders had been arrested and about 80 saw machines were seized.
He disclosed that a fine of N400,000 would be enforced on any truck caught conveying timber out of the state.
According to the Permanent Secretary,  a new licensing policy on timber would be introduced where three seedlings would be planted in place of any tree cut down.

-Daily Trust

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