Regulate Deforestation, Group Urges FG

Agroforestry Development Association has called on the Federal Government to enact a law that regulates incessant felling of trees in the country.

This, it said, was critical to meeting the global policy on agroforestry as obtainable in developed countries.

The group’s chairman, Malam Sulaiman Umar, in a press statement released in Kano, warned that the increasing spate of deforestation in Nigeria was worrisome.

Umar noted that the policy was needed with immediate effect.

The association head also called on agroforestry stakeholders and other top ranking officials to work out modalities towards restoring national plantations.

Umar emphasised that the steps were important to promoting the tourism industry and to nudge it towards boosting Nigeria’s economy.

He added that many countries drived revenue from forested lands.



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