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Edo committee to address climate change

03 June 2014, 18:46

Edo - Edo State Government is confident a newly-formed committee would help thwart illegal felling of trees, enhance the protection of the environment and battle climatic change.

State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, inaugurated the Forestry Management Committee at the Government House, Benin City.

“The challenge before you is enormous. It is not only about collecting revenue from those involved in logging. I think the first task is to protect our forest. We need to protect our environment; if we don’t protect the forest, we could become part of the savanna.

The issue of climatic change is real and the damage which people who fell trees for their own selfish reasons do to the environment is something that we must confront head-on. Ensure that our forests are not devastated by illegal felling of trees. We need to revisit the books and know what new laws we need in order to protect our environment,” the governor said.

The Chairman of Forestry Management Committee, Samson Abu assured that the Board would live up to expectation and work within the extant rules guiding forestry management.

– CAJ News

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