The environmental history of Nigeria unfortunately is not a story filled with the rich biodiverse tropical rainforests of the Niger Delta or the cascading rich vegetation of the Sahel Savanna but rather, one marred with bloodshed, exploitation, pollution, death, destruction, and devastation.
Environment have decried alarming rate of deforestation in Cross River State through illegal logging, saying the state government and other stakeholders must intervene.At a one-day conference with the theme, ‘Multi-Stakeholders’ Conference on Deforestation in Cross River State’, organised by ‘We The People (WTP), in partnership with ‘Panacea for Development and Infrastructural Challenges for Africa Initiative (PADIC-AFRICA)’, also known as Development Concern (DEVCON), stakeholders brainstormed on illegal logging in the state.
Worried by the increasing rate of illegal logging in Cross River communities, environmental experts, 28 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and others have petitioned the Federal Government, United Nations and others, seeking urgent intervention.
When a handshake is getting beyond an elbow, drastic action to stem the tide and put the right pen in the right hole need to be set in motion with immediate alacrity.
• Says Buhari To Flag-off Ogoni Clean Up Projects The Federal Government has blamed the menace of deforestation in the country on those it describes as “powerful interests” who are behind the scene in providing protection for loggers that produce charcoal for sale. This came to fore as the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is pursuing…
8 Dec 2022
Stakeholders have identified lack of political will, non-implementation of laws and policies as factors behind continued deforestation in Cross River State.