Niger State Enforces Law on Tree Falling
10 August 2018 National News
￼The Niger state government says it will enforce law on tree falling across the state to check effect of deforestation.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello stated this at the flag off of cashew production in Bida, Niger state.
Governor Sani Bello who noted that urgent measures needed to be taken to address arbitrary falling of economic trees by the people.
He called on individuals and corporate organizations to partner the state government to enhance agricultural growth.
In a remark, the minister of state for environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman jibril pointed out that cashew production is capable of providing over Twenty-five billion naira to the country annually.
The Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger State council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar said Edu Soko farms in Bida, partners of cashew growers, will produce improved seedlings of over teo hundred and fifty thousand to be distributed to twenty-five local government areas of the state.
Alhaji Abubakar explained that cashew production will provide direct and indirect job opportunities for the youths across the state.
The ceremony witnessed planting of cashew trees and presentation of awards to some individuals and corporate entities that distinguished themselves in the promotion of the product in the state.
The event was put together by the state government in collaboration with the National Cashew Association of Nigeria to promote cashew production across the state.