Nasarawa state govt bans use and sale of charcoal

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Nasarawa state govt bans use and sale of charcoal

The Nasarawa State Government has ban the use and sales of charcoal in the state to protect the environment.

Mr Aliyu Agwai, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, announced this while addressing newsmen today in Lafia.

He said that the process of producing charcoal is harmful to the environment by destroying the climate and increasing global warming.

Agwai noted that burning of charcoal, especially, would produce harmful emission.

“Cutting trees can result in the loss of habitat for animal species, which can harm the ecosystems.

“Almost all the land animals and plants live in forests and many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes,” he observed.

He warned those selling and using charcoal to desist to avoid prosecution in case of violation.

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