DIRI BANS DEFORESTATION ACTIVITIES IN BAYELSA

Written by on March 31, 2021

GOV. DUOYE DIRI OF BAYELSA HAS BANNED LOGGING AND OTHER DEFORESTATION ACTIVITIES AS PART OF EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE STATE’S FOREST RESERVES AND RARE PLANT SPECIES.

THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THIS IN YENAGOA AT A CEREMONY TO MARK THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS.

DIRI DIRECTED THAT ALL COMMERCIAL TIMBER DEALERS MUST OBTAIN A PERMIT FROM THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT HENCEFORTH, BEFORE EMBARKING ON LOGGING ACTIVITIES.

HE CALLED FOR A FRESH BILL TO REPEAL OBSOLETE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND DIRECTED THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY AND CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS TO WORK WITH HIS OFFICE TO PREPARE AND SEND SUCH BILL TO THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

DIRI SAID THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WAS DETERMINED TO PROTECT ALL SPECIES WITHIN THE STATE’S RESERVES THROUGH A LEGAL FRAMEWORK.


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