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NESREA warns against cutting of trees without replacement


Deforestation in Nigeria

Deforestation in Nigeria

The State Coordinator of National Environmental Standards & Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in Kwara, Mr. Martins Enenwaene, has warned that cutting of trees without replacement leads to ecological imbalance.

Enenwaene gave the warning while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Ilorin on Monday.

He said that massive deforestation contributed to the destruction of properties by heavy storm.

The NESREA boss said the state had faced different flood cases which were later traced to not having enough trees.

Enenwaene said that, “NESREA is working in conjunction with Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA) to orientate the public on environmental control.’’

“Kwara State Government is working hard to prevent flood by constructing drainages, burning sites and renovating Asa River,’’ he said

Enenwaene said that dumping of refuse indiscriminately would also lead to uncontrollable erosion.

“Individuals and industries are fond of dumping refuse indiscriminately and that leads to environmental risk,’’ he said.

The NESREA boss, however, appealed to the public not to cut trees unnecessarily to avoid erosion.

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