In an effort to address environmental challenges, the Kano State government is actively working towards enacting regulations and laws to penalize individuals involved in illegal tree cutting and sand mining within the state.
Dr. Muhammad Khalil, the Managing Director of the Erosion and Climate Change Management Agency, stated this, when he conducted a sensitization visit to Takai, Sumaila, and Albasu local government areas about the dangers associated with unauthorized tree cutting.
During the visit, Dr. Khalil expressed the agency’s commitment to extending the awareness campaign to all local government areas in Kano in order to educate communities about the adverse effects of illegal tree cutting and to lay the groundwork for the upcoming regulations.
He said implementing these regulations will address activities like illegal tree cutting and sand mining, with a primary focus on reducing deforestation and protecting against erosion to promote sustainable practices and preserve the environment.
This initiative follows similar sensitization visits to Ungogo and Minjibir local government areas by the Erosion and Climate Change Management Agency.