Fintiri prohibits the burning of trees for charcoal in Adamawa

Fintiri prohibits the burning of trees for charcoal in Adamaw.To combat deforestation and climate change, Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has made the felling of trees for charcoal fuel illegal.

Fintiri issued the ban while hosting a delegation of traditional leaders in the state led by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who represented Adamawa’s Lamido, Dr. Barkindo Mustapha, Chairman of the Adamawa Council of Emirs and Chiefs, on Sallah homage at the Presidential Lounge, Yola Government House.

Governor Fintiri, who thanked the traditional rulers for honoring him on the auspicious occasion, asked for their assistance in supporting his decision to prohibit the burning of trees for charcoal in the state.

The governor, who also met with state legislators led by Speaker of the Assembly RT. Hon. Barthiya Wesley, restated the state’s ban on tree chopping for charcoal fuel.

“I just passed a directive to our traditional institutions that, going forward, even though we have a law that prohibits the felling of trees, that law will not be fully implemented,” he stated. Now, I’ve given the order that no trees will be cut down in the future, especially for the purpose of burning them down for charcoal. As stakeholders, it is up to us to guarantee that it is fully executed.”

In favor of the bill, the governor stated that the recent floods has demonstrated the negative consequences of not paying enough attention to the drivers of climate change, such as the indiscriminate felling of trees for the manufacturing of charcoal as fuel.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar previously stated that Fintiri’s development stride is unprecedented in the state’s history. He offered the government the cooperation of traditional institutions.

Fintiri stated that he will not take his second term victory for granted, promising that the next four years will be far better than his first.






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